Jennifer Aniston Joins Administration Officials at Washington-Area Breast Cancer Center

October 4, 2011 - 5:45 AM
Biden Breast Cancer

Actress and producer Jennifer Aniston, hugs Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during an event at the Inova Breast Care Center, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Alexandria,Va. October is breast cancer awareness month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

ALEXANDRIA, VA (AP) — Lending her support to Breast Cancer Awareness month, actress Jennifer Aniston listened to breast cancer survivors share stories of early diagnosis and treatment while touring a new cancer center just outside of Washington.

Aniston joined the wife of the vice president, Jill Biden, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to visit the Inova Breast Care Center in Alexandria, Va. The facility will open next week.

Aniston is hosting a screening Monday evening of the Lifetime movie "Five," an anthology of five short films about the impact of breast cancer. The "Friends" star directed one of the short films.

Jill Biden has been involved in breast cancer awareness for nearly 20 years. She started a program in Delaware to educate high school girls about early detection.