NeNe Leakes Receives “Woman of Achievement” Award at Mother’s Day Luncheon

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NeNe Leakes and her ‘Woman of Achievement’ award at the Associates for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Studies Annual Mother’s Day luncheon in Beverly Hills.
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“The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was all smiles at the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies’ Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday, where the organization honored her with their “Woman of Achievement” award for her cancer advocacy work. The event benefits the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Burbank, California. The organization has raised millions of dollars for cancer research since its launch in 1990.


“I couldn’t even believe that said, ‘NeNe Leakes,’ OK?” the 51-year-old gushed to ET about the honor on the red carpet. “Like, what you saying about me? It means a lot to me, it really, really does. You know, as you know, my husband, [Gregg], was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and ever since then, we have been all over this whole cancer thing, because it was devastating to our family. But, I’m happy to say today that Gregg is much better. We don’t know that he is free of cancer, but he’s much better.”

Gregg’s cancer battle put a strain on his and NeNe’s marriage, which was well documented on season 11 of the Bravo hit. At one point, NeNe admitted to considering a second divorce from her husband. Today, though, NeNe says she and Gregg “are doing good.”

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