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Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Why She Stepped Away from the Charity Kill All Cancer

The #RHOC OG reveals she's ended her work with the organization.

By Jocelyn Vena
Meghan on Vicki’s Cancer Commercial

As viewers saw this season on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson worked to help shine a light on Kill All Cancer. She served as a spokesperson for the charity, and even filmed a commercial. However, her tenure with the organization recently came to an end.

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“I just shut it down because there was a lot of naysayers out there. I'm not going to do something that's going to be criticized when I did it from a good place," Vicki told Entertainment Tonight over the weekend. "And it wasn't my charity. I was just a spokesperson for it. So it wasn't mine.”

Earlier this season, Vicki explained in her blog why she wanted to get involved with the organization, which Meghan King Edmonds admitted to doing some research on when she sat down on Watch What Happens Live earlier this month.

"The reason why I entered in the insurance industry at 29 years old, was because I wanted to help people and to be able to support my two children as a single mother. That same passion for helping and guiding people is the reason why I chose to become involved with the Kill All Cancer charity. Why wouldn’t I? I was approached by a team of professionals to make a difference in people’s lives through insurance products, donations, and to be part of a charity that can help people who are suffering from cancer," Vicki wrote in late September. "I’ve lost so many friends and family members from all different types of cancer and will fight for the cause and a cure. With my platform, you people reading this, and my friends, the best way to turn a negative into a positive for me is to use my voice and make a difference."

You can keep up with all of Vicki's latest projects on RHOC, which airs Mondays at 9/8c. Check out a preview for the next episode, below.

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