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Baldwins, Beacon bond for breast cancer

And if your insurance says no to coverage?

"I would insist and insist and insist," she said. "Don't take no for an answer. I would absolutely, fight it with my insurance."

In 1990, Baldwin was diagnosed with breast cancer and eventually underwent a double mastectomy. In 1996, she took matters into her own hands and formed the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund in order to help other women overcome the struggles associated with breast cancer. The fund's primary purpose is to provide the money toward research, seeking the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. To date, the foundation has funded 47 research grants totaling $2.35 million with more to come, according to its Web site, findacure.org.

"We're a fund that takes our money and goes straight towards research and I'll be damned if we're not gonna find some kind of a cure for this in my lifetime," said Daniel Baldwin. "That's what we're working towards so it's an honor to be able to have the opportunity to help other human beings."

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