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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kristie on

i love new kids on the block write back please.

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Jamie on

I love the new kids and just got my ticket to there concert today! As for the gal above who wonders why celebs only support causes that happened to a family member? Well DUH! It simple, the cause is close to their hearts, that’s why they choose to support it! And another thing, tons of celebs support charities all o their own, look at Brad and Angelina for example. Any how! You go NKOTB!!!! Cannot wait to see you next week!!!!!

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Trina Manninen on

The New Kids on the Block are amazing, when I saw them again after all these years it brought back so many memories. My mom is a survivor of breast cancer so for them to help raise money for this great cause is truly amazing.

Lisa on

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

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