Nixon, Komen logo Tony and Emmy Award-winning American actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for her portrayal of lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the long-running television comedy-drama Sex and the City, has joined the renowned breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Nixon has now come out in the open, speaking about her own battle with breast cancer.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in her right breast in 2006, two years back Nixon had a lumpectomy, following which she underwent six and a half weeks of radiation. 42-year-old Nixon has had a family history of breast cancer and also helped her mother to combat the disease.

She said, “As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis,” she said. “I want to help Susan G. Komen for the Cure educate the 1.1 million women around the globe who face a diagnosis each year.”

The Dallas-based Komen foundation, known for its Race for the Cure events has been founded by Nancy G. Brinker who promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever and for a fact Brinker has kept up to the promise.

Nixon will now take on the role as ambassador for the organization and through a series of web videos will share her experiences dealing with the disease.

During her battle with the disease, Nixon preferred being private about her cancer treatment, keeping away from the press or media.