Ronda Rousey recently did a series of pictures for the “Protect The Skin You’re In” campaign. You can catch her on a featured Marc Jacobs T-shirt at at his website here. All the proceeds of the T-shirt go to the NYU Skin Cancer institute.
She graces the T-shirt campaign with others such as Kate Moss, Eva Mendas, and Miley Cyrus. The campaign has already raised over $1 million for the NYU School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group (IMCG).
“The public awareness generated by the T-shirt campaign is enormous, not to mention the funds that have been raised,” said Dr. William L. Carroll, director of the NYU Cancer Institute, who notes that proceeds of the sales of the T-shirts benefit IMCG. “We are grateful for the generosity of Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy in allowing the NYU Cancer Institute to focus on research and advancing clinical care.”
This sheds a new light on Ronda Rousey who is often characterized as a poor sport, among other things, in the WMMA world due to her behavior of the Ultimate Fighter. However this is a very noteworthy campaign cause, and she should be given respect for baring all to help raise awareness.
Rousey’s next challenge will be in the octagon, as she takes on women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate in the co-main event of UFC 168. The bout has been extremely hyped, due in large part to the recent season of TUF, the first to feature female contests and coaches. If Rousey is able to defend her title on Saturday night, she will likely face the #1 contender Cat Zingano sometime next year.
Rousey is currently 7-0, with seven submission victories.