HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Starlet Marica Hase announced today that she has breast cancer and has launched a GoFundMe campaign to cover expenses.
She made the announcement through an interview with Japanese newspaper, The Mainichi.
“In a few weeks, Marica will be having a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction of both her breasts at the same time. It will be performed at City of Hope and Providence Hospital. Since Marica wants to stay in the industry, this is the best option,” a rep said.
“Marica is looking to raise $50,000, which will cover what insurance won’t pay along with related expenses, post-op, treatment and medicines. Since Marica will be out of work for four months, it will also cover her living expenses. If any money raised is left over, it will be donated to City of Hope.”
Hase praised her medical team and expressed gratitude for any potential donations. “I’m so grateful to the City of Hope for saving my life,” she said. “I was going to do this on my own, but my friends in the industry are like family and they suggested that I start a fundraiser. I appreciate anyone who can donate, no matter how small. It means a lot to me.”
Find her GoFundMe page here.