Desperate Housewives Star Shares Breast Cancer Story

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ricardo Chavira (center) with Fredye Factor, Celebrating Women co-chair; Kimber Hartmann; Angie Kadesky; Daffan Nettle; and Sarah Losinger, Celebrating Women co-chair at the 2011 Celebrating Women Kickoff Coffee

We got a chance to meet Ricardo Chavira last week, but you may know him better as “Carlos Solis” from “Desperate Housewives.” Ricardo was our special guest at the annual Celebrating Women kickoff coffee event this year, our precursor to the annual Celebrating Women luncheon which benefits breast cancer services throughout Baylor Health Care System.

So why would Ricardo come all the way from Wisteria Lane to Dallas to attend a breast cancer event?

Three very important women in his life have all been affected by the disease. His mother passed away when he was 15 after a long struggle with breast and ovarian cancer, and now his two sisters have been diagnosed with breast cancer as well. Needless to say, this is a cause that is near and dear to his heart and we were honored to have him share his story with us.

We’ll let him tell you the rest…

And for the “Desperate Housewives” fans anxiously awaiting news about Season 8, maybe this video will tide you over.

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