Shannen Doherty Makes First Public Appearance Since Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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Shannen Doherty made her first public appearance this weekend since announcing her breast cancer diagnosis this past summer. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star appeared at the Baby2Baby gala in Los Angeles on Saturday. The organization provides diapers, clothing, and other essentials to low income moms for their babies.

Looking elegant at the event, Shannen Doherty wore a long black Vera Wang gown. She added just the right amount of bling to her look with a pair of long, sparkly earrings.

"At the @baby2baby gala. Such a wonderful evening with inspiring women like @kerrywashington who gave one of the most inspiring speeches and the gorgeous, funny @jessicaalba check out #baby2baby an organization that helps supply necessities for children coming from low income or no income families. Thank you @aliparkerkay for inviting me and letting me be a part of your table filled with such great women. @annemkortright ... Love you. And thanks #verawang for making such a comfortable yet stylish dress! Thanks to the amazing @debwakninstylist for years of friendship and her expertise," Shannen Doherty captioned a photo of herself in her gala attire that she shared with her followers on Instagram.

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It was in August that Shannen Doherty revealed she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. She filed a lawsuit against her former business manager, stating the firm "failed to procure insurance premiums through the Screen Actors Guild in a timely manner, leading to her untreated diagnosis."

“In November 2013, SAG sent the premium invoice to Tanner Maintain for Plaintiff’s medical insurance coverage for the year 2014,” the suit read. “However, Defendants ignore it, failed to pay it (without informing Plaintiff) and then promptly terminated their relationship with [Doherty] effective February 7, 2014.”

Despite her breast cancer diagnosis, Shannen Doherty looked lovely at the Baby2Baby gala this past weekend. Fans were no doubt thrilled to see her out and about in L.A.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.