Join the New Kids On The Block to Fight For a Cure

09/30/2008 at 02:00 PM ET

Peter Kramer/AP

The New Kids on the Block are doing their part to fight for a cure during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And it’s an issue that hits close to home for the band. After singer Danny Wood’s mother Elizabeth “Betty” Wood passed away after a battle with the disease, Danny and the other New Kids knew they wanted to do something to honor her memory and also benefit their fans. “A lot of the women coming to the shows need to be aware of early detection. They’re in that age from 25-35 where they need to get their first exams,” Danny tells PEOPLE. “That was the problem for my mother. By the time she found out, it was too late — and I don’t want that to happen to anyone else when it could be prevented.” To help support the cause and keep the memory of Elizabeth Wood alive, the band is selling limited-edition NKOTB tanks featuring the Breast Cancer pink ribbon, $35, with all proceeds supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Danny, who chose the charity says, “They’re the best foundation I’ve worked with. I’ve done their races in the past and I know it’s something my mom would have wanted.” Click here to purchase one of the tanks and help in the fight for a cure. —reporting by Michelle Tan

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Kristen Lehner on

I know that I will be buying 4 of these shirts, prolly more. Every dollar counts to help find a cure! These guys have taught me to think of others before myself. I have already donated to but I am sending more! This cure needs to be found. As do all other cures! Thank you People for covering this story!

susie on

Freakin awesome props !! xoxo


~*Siren*~ on

My tanks are on backorder! Argh! I love these guys. I support the pink 100%. NKOTB rock!


Melissa on

Hey Guys!!!

You 5 are the sweetest most down to earth group of guys! This is a wonderful thing you are doing and WE LOVE YOU for it!!! And I think that Danny’s mom would be so proud of all of you for honoring her and others this way!!! I will def be purchasing one of these tanks at the concert!!! Thanks for caring so much!

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Maciel on

People, Thank you so much for helping our guys get the word our and being so supportive.

I have already ordered mine and can’t wait to wear it with pride.

Much respect to you all.

Daniel's Critical Corner on

I’m a big fan of these guys. I really
respect and admire them for what they
are doing !!!

Marcela on

Thanks for all!!!

Gracias mis bellos Kids por participar en estas cruzadas humanitarias.
Compraremos una polera para colaborar y correremos la voz.

Los amo

Jody on

NKOTB Rocks in surporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know alot of people who have had it or have passed away.It is a great way to show the younger girls that it can happen to them. I will be surporting this cause.
Thanks Again Guys!!!!

Erin on

I need to find the tank top in small????
Does anyone know if they will be getting more????

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