WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - Actor Melina Kanakaredes, who plays Detective Stella Bonasera on the hit CBS drama CSI: NY, is also playing Passionately Pink for the Cure Ambassador. She has teamed up with Hanes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure to design three t-shirts. Hanes is the official t-shirt of the 2010 Komen Global Race for the Cure.
Kanakaredes told us, "I did it with my two young girls it was an awesome way for us to spend time together do something important and let them know that even in the tiniest efforts we can make a difference."
Anyone can make a difference by joining Melina and Hanes on "Mission Pink" and design their own t-shirt. All people have to do is go online at Hanes Pink and enter their own t-shirt design. The website walks you through the creation of your shirt with the help of a virtual paint brush.
Hanes has even made it a contest. Melina compares it to American Idol for t-shirts designs. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 Hanes gift certificate, a t-shirt with his or her winning design printed on it and a donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation under their name.
"This is a disease that affects all of us men, women alike in the sense that it is our sister, our brother, our family members, our mothers, and it is our friends, our colleagues and co-worker. So we need to make a difference we all have to get involved. It is the only thing to do," Kanakaredes said.