Kara DioGuardi: You Never Know What Turns Life Will Take - Fox 2 News Headlines

Kara DioGuardi: You Never Know What Turns Life Will Take

Posted: Updated:

Kara Dioguardi is taking part in a 5K run a week from Sunday and it's for a cause that's very personal for her and everyone else taking part in the Run for Her 5K Run and Friendship Walk to Support Ovarian Cancer Research. She explained why to Steve and Lisa.

"I did it three years prior (to this past Sunday). My best friend was involved with the organization and I got to do it for a friend of hers. And then a little over a year I found out I had a Bracket gene..it's a genetic propensity, for breast cancer it's about 80 percent for ovarian its about 40 percent. So I was able to turn to this incredible organization and through Cedars Sinai get the help I needed to make decisions."

Kara's mother died of ovarian cancer. Run for Her supports the Women's Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Kara says it was exactly what she needed at the right time.

"I was just really lucky that I knew them and so this is what's so great about this organization because they're raising awareness, they're raising funds, for research for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is very difficult to detect. There's no great screening process for it..."

For more information on the run, go to "Runforher.com".

Fun Facts About Kara DioGuardi (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; Total albums on which her songs have appeared exceeds 159 million worldwide.

2) DioGuardi is a Grammy nominated writer, 2011 NAMM Music For Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and has received 15 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio. In addition, Kara is a cousin to the Pizzutello family.

3) DioGuardi served as a judge on American Idol for its eighth and ninth seasons. Her contract was not renewed for the next season. In 2008, she was appointed to the position of executive vice president of talent development at Warner Bros. Records, and has signed acts such as Jason Derülo and Iyaz. In 2011, she was a head judge on the Bravo singer-songwriter competition series Platinum Hit.

The 9th Annual ‘Run For Her 5K Run & Friendship Walk' will be held on Sunday, November 10th from 8:30 to noon, it starts at Pan Pacific Park on Beverly Boulevard.

Follow Kara on Twitter: @kara_dioguardi

Kara on Facebook: Kara Dioguardi

  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Julie Benz: No Longer The Mayor, Now The Madam

    Julie Benz: No Longer The Mayor, Now The Madam

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:19:27 GMT

    Julie Benz stars on the futuristic SyFy series, ‘Defiance' as the former mayor of a city where humans and aliens co-exist…sometimes peacefully, sometimes not.

    Julie Benz stars on the futuristic SyFy series, ‘Defiance' as the former mayor of a city where humans and aliens co-exist…sometimes peacefully, sometimes not.

  • Jo Dee Messina Guest Hosts Good Day LA

    Jo Dee Messina Guest Hosts Good Day LA

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:28:00 GMT

    American country music artist Jo Dee Messina returned to Good Day LA on Wednesday morning to lend a helping hand to Steve Edwards as a guest host.

    American country music artist Jo Dee Messina returned to Good Day LA on Wednesday morning to lend a helping hand to Steve Edwards as a guest host.

  • Hayley Hasselhoff: You Can Be A Size 12 And Be Healthy

    Hayley Hasselhoff: You Can Be A Size 12 And Be Healthy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:54:54 GMT

    Hayley Hasselhoff is the daughter of ‘Baywatch' star David Hasselhoff. A model, Hayley just returned from Berlin Fashion Week where she headlined for ‘Sheego.' Hayley is currently the face of Britain's ‘Yours Clothing.'

    Hayley Hasselhoff is the daughter of ‘Baywatch' star David Hasselhoff. A model, Hayley just returned from Berlin Fashion Week where she headlined for ‘Sheego.' Hayley is currently the face of Britain's ‘Yours Clothing.'


Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices