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Jennie Garth’s Balancing Act

The 90210 star talks about her healthy lifestyle, volunteering, and parenting a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.


You’re also involved with the Red Cross Association. What inspired you to work for them and what do you do to help?

As a Cabinet member, I lend my name to fundraising endeavors and help bring awareness to their various causes. As long as I can remember, when hard times hit, the Red Cross has always been there to help the people of this country. I wanted to be a part of that, in any way I could.

What health condition or disease would you most like to see eradicated during your lifetime?

Heart disease, cancer, sudden infant death syndrome. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make all diseases disappear.

If you had to lose one of your five senses -- touch, smell, sight, taste, hearing -- which one would you choose?

If I had to lose a sense, I would choose taste. I wouldn't want to live without being able to see, or hear, or touch my babies. That would be so very hard. I could live without tasting that cupcake, if I had to.


Kim Caviness is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and editor.

Reviewed on October 20, 2008

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