Actress Jane Seymour Opens Her Heart To Help Others

The 'Dr. Quinn' star joins Larry and John in studio

Jane Seymour

Rob Graner

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - You may know Jane Seymour best for her role in the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” or as the titular doctor on the TV show “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, but now Seymour is working to help others with her Open Hearts Foundation.

She tells the KDKA Radio Morning News her charity works to support other charities that maybe don’t get the support they need to be successful.

“We find organizations that some people don’t know about, usually started by someone who has gone through something very difficult in life and chose to pay it forward by helping other people,” Seymour said.

Seymour told the story of a woman named Andrea, who wanted to bring dance therapy to chemotherapy.

Tragically before she could see her dream become a reality, Andrea was hit by a drunk driver and killed at age 21. Her mother and friends carried out Andrea’s initial plan and Seymour helped them carry it out with “Andrea’s Dream”.

Seymour’s mother inspired her to help others. Jane’s mother once told her, “’Open your heart and reach out in some way to help someone else. You will have purpose, and when you have purpose in life, it brings love and happiness into your life.’”

It was important to Seymour to represent her mother’s words and, “Have a foundation where we would honor, raise money and shine the light on extraordinary people doing extraordinary things,” said Seymour. “That’s my mission in life; to encourage people to realize that if you are positive and you do something to help people; I can shine the light on people who are doing extraordinary things.”

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