Breast Cancer Awareness: Kylie To Recieve Honarary Doctorate From Anglia Ruskin University

First Posted: 05/10/2011 09:17 BST   Updated: 04/12/2011 09:12 GMT

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Kylie Minogue is to receive an honorary degree for her work promoting breast cancer awareness.

The pop star, who famously battled the disease herself, will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Health Science award from Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Essex.

The singer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and underwent surgery and chemotherapy to beat the disease.

She was given the all-clear the following year.

More than 2,500 students from Anglia Ruskin will be joined by honoraries from the fields of music, sport, media, fashion, healthcare, education, literature, finance, law and viniculture as they celebrate their graduation.

The ceremonies, which began yesterday at the Riverside campus in Chelmsford and continue today and tomorrow will see 12 honorary degrees presented.

Other recipients include novelist Jilly Cooper, swimmer Mark Foster and fashion designer and businesswoman Anya Hindmarch.

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