DC Interview: Y&R's Kate Linder Chats about Chloe, Esther's Love Life and Hosting the First Annual Celebrity Charity GalaBy Mike Jubinville on February 08, 2010
One of daytime's busiest women, Kate Linder, is at it again. This Thurs., Feb. 11, from 6 pm-10 pm PST the actress/fight attendant/humanitarian will be hosting Emerging Magazine's First Annual Celebrity Charity Gala to benefit The ALS Association of Greater Los Angeles at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, 225 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.
I recently caught up with Linder, who shared why her work to fight ALS is so important to her and what it means to have Esther Valentine's daughter Kate/Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) back home in Genoa City with her on The Young and the Restless.
Daytime Confidential: Your commitment to finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is strong. Please give us some background on how you became aware of ALS.
Kate Linder: I had heard of ALS and knew that Michael Zaslow of Guiding Light had the disease. When we learned that my brother-in-law Scott was diagnosed with ALS, my husband and I decided to commit to working for a cure. Over the past five years, our commitment has only grown stronger as we meet more ALS patients and families. I have had the fortunate opportunity of becoming the celebrity spokesperson for The ALS Association for the past five years and participating in national activities including testifying in Congress and lobbying on their behalf during The ALS Association's annual advocacy days each May. We also do fundraising for various chapters throughout the United States including the Walk to D'Feet ALS events. READ MORE
The Young and the Restless stars Jeanne Cooper, Daniel Goddard, Eileen Davidson, Sean Kanan, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Billy Miller, Kate Linder, Kevin Schmidt, Clementine Ford and Lauralee Bell out, some with their families, for the P.S. Arts "Express Yourself" 2009 on Sunday November 15 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The event, presented by Maria and Bill Bell, helps support thousands of children experience art and encourage self-expression. See more photos after the jump. READ MORE
Watch the final episode of The Young and the Restless' cat's meow, Mr. Kitty.