Reese Witherspoon Returns to Spotlight After Car Accident
Reese Witherspoon made her first official appearance
since she was hit by a car while out jogging last month to take part in a
breast cancer charity walk in New York on Sunday (16 October).
The Legally Blonde star has kept a fairly low profile
since she was hospitalised following the accident in Santa Monica, California
but she returned to the spotlight in style at the weekend.
Reese, an honorary chairwoman of the Avon Foundation for
Women, still had visible bruises on her forehead from her car encounter as she
spoke at the Global Breast Cancer Congress.
During her speech, the blonde beauty announced the Avon
Global Breast Cancer Clinical Scholars Program, which will fund training for
specialists from outside America.
Reese told the audience, “Just as you are all here to
gain new knowledge about improved methods to fight breast cancer around the
world, the Avon Global Breast Cancer Clinical Scholars will have a once in a lifetime
global opportunity to share scientific knowledge about treating breast cancer.”
“The scholars will learn from the very best doctors in
the United States and will return home with advanced skills and new information
that will improve both the treatment and care of women facing breast cancer in
Following her speech, Reese donned her sports shoes to
join thousands of women completing the two-day 39.3-mile (63.2 kilometre) Avon
Walk, which raised more than $8.4 million (Dhs30.8 million) for the charity
over the weekend.
After the marathon, the blonde beauty told participants, “I’m
absolutely amazed at what you all just did... All of you came here this weekend
to make sure there are more survivors in our world and the money you raised and
the awareness you spread will help save lives.”