Pop princess Britney Spears has made a $50,000 donation to Gilda's Club Worldwide, named in honor of the Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner, who died in 1989.
Britney, married with Kevin Federline and expected to give birth in autumn, has handed the cash over to Gilda's Club Worldwide, whose network
of free cancer support communities throughout North America helps patients with the disease.
In a released statement, Spears says, "When children have cancer, or when their parents or siblings have the disease, there are few places they can turn to for support.
Gilda's Club is one of those places. I passionately believe in helping children in need, and so I am very happy to make this gift to help children learn they can cope with what can be a terrible and devastating experience for them."
"We are very grateful to Britney Spears for her most generous gift," said Angelica Berrie, chairperson of Gilda's Club Worldwide. "It will improve the lives of hundreds of children who are living with cancer."