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Halle Berry inspired at charity run

Halle Berry has revealed how inspired she is by cancer survivors as she donned sportswear and trainers for a charity run.

The Monster's Ball star was joined by Bruce Willis and breast cancer survivor and Anchorman actress Christina Applegate for the EIF Revlon Run Walk for Women, to help raise funds to support women's cancer research, counselling and outreach programmes.

Speaking before the event, Halle said: "I am always here, this is a really important cause and an important event and it helps save the lives of so many women and helps raise money for research. They have raised 70 million dollars since the inception and so to be a part of something that has become like a movement is really important."

More than 30,000 people participated in the run or walk in Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles and Halle said she was inspired by all of them.

"All the women that are out here walking for someone inspire me, whether it be people in the battle right now, or walking for someone they lost or someone who survived a form of cancer. It is always inspiring to hear their stories and I get to do that. Every year I hear new stories and get inspired."

The 47-year-old is mother to five-year-old daughter Nahla and five-month-old son Maceo, and said her family makes her even more aware of the need to support the cause.

"I'm a woman, I have a daughter, I have a mother and grandmother and aunt and cousins and we are, at some point, all at risk and it's about being thoughtful and doing what we can for everybody."

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