“No Deal” To Breast Cancer

I don’t normally like NBC’s Deal Or No Deal, but I do have to applaud the show’s upcoming campaign to help fight and raise awareness of breast cancer. On an October 19 special episode (8pm ET), the show goes “pink” to show its support for the battle. Host Howie Mandel will be garbed in pink socks, the briefcase models will waltz on stage in pink dresses (carrying pink briefcases), and even the Play At Home Lucky Case Game has a “pink” theme, with home viewers having a chance to win $10,000 and a limited edition “Warriors in Pink” Mustang.

A couple of notable guest stars help the festivities. Breast cancer survivor Sharon Osbourne pays contestant Ashlee Mundy — a survivor herself — a surprise visit and joins her family on the supporter bench. As if that’s not enough support for Ashlee, she’ll also get extra encouragement via satellite from Elizabeth Edwards, who has battled the disease as well, and from Alec Baldwin, whose mother has a breast cancer foundation in her name.