Shannen Doherty Makes First Red Carpet Appearance Since Breast Cancer Announcement

by Emily Krauser 6:55 PM PST, November 15, 2015
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She may be going through a tough time, but Shannen Doherty won't let that stop her from celebrating an important cause.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star made her first red carpet appearance since revealing she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, supporting the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS in Culver City, California, on Saturday.

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Doherty wore a black sleeveless Vera Wang dress to the dinner, which she paired with a belt, dangling silver earrings and black sandals.

The event celebrated the non-profit Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children with diapers, clothing and basic necessities. Kerry Washington was honored at the dinner with the Giving Tree Award for her support of the charity and children in need.

"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," Doherty wrote on Instagram following the soiree. "Thank you @aliparkerkay for inviting me and letting me be a part of your table filled with such great women.@annemkortright ... Love you."

In August, Doherty revealed she had breast cancer in a lawsuit that claimed her former management company is to blame for an alleged lapse in her health insurance and that a mastectomy and chemotherapy treatments could potentially have been avoided had her coverage been kept up-to-date.

Last month, the 44-year-old actress poked fun at her situation for another good cause -- Breast Cancer Awareness. Doherty shared a photo on Oct. 14 of model Anne Marie Kortright and her former Charmed co-star, Holly Marie Combs, getting a good grip on her boobs. "It's #breastcancerawarenessnight.... Friends examine friends or in tonight's case that means feeling up @theshando with @thehmc #theyfeelprettygood #winkwink," she captioned the cheeky Instagram snap.

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Combs, who also starred with Doherty in a road trip reality show called Off the Map, posted a cute pic from the girls' night as well.

Girls night #always

A photo posted by @thehmc on

Find out more about Doherty's legal struggle and diagnosis in the video below.