Courteney and David: Making a Difference
August 15, 2006

Courteney Cox and David Arquette were all smiles Monday night, as they led an all-star gala at Hollywood’s famed The Comedy Store.

The brunette beauty, who is a spokesperson for Kinerase, hosted a children’s charity event benefiting the EB Medical Research Foundation.

"It's something where you have two skin layers, and they're missing a gene that holds the skin together," she told us. "It's terrible. They're called butterfly children because they're so fragile."

Courteney got involved with the fundraiser when a friend’s son was born with the rare disease, which, as of now, has no cure.

Children are on Courteney’s mind a lot these days. She has two new family flicks hitting theater this summer, including the animated "Barnyard" and "Zoom," opposite Tim Allen.

While she and David enjoy spending time with their 2-year-old daughter, Coco, Courteney recently told our Jerry Penacoli they haven’t ruled out more little ones.  

"I might have another kid," she said. "We’ll see what happens.

No matter what happens, one thing is for sure: Courteney and David will shield their kids from the paparazzi the best they can.

"When I was pregnant or afterwards, when I was hormonal or when I had Coco, I would chase them up and grab their camera and go, ‘What are you doing?’" Courteney admitted.

However, Courteney revealed she now takes the paparazzi in stride, especially after watching how good friend Jennifer Aniston handles the constant media battlefield.

"She handles it beautifully," Courteney said. "She’s great. She deals with it."

Last week, Courteney made headlines when she went public about visiting a marriage counselor. But the star says she doesn’t understand why therapy has such a stigma.

"Think, if a relationship is not right, therapy can make actually make you open your eyes to that quicker than if you didn't go to therapy," she said.

"It's good to talk in general," David chimed in. "It's good for everybody."

Monday night’s fundraiser helped raise $200,000. If you would like more information on how you can make a difference, visit http://www.ebkids.org/.

 


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