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Angela Bassett Is Honoring Her Late Mom With This Health Campaign

This year’s Mother’s Day was hard for Angela Bassett. It was the second year the actress spent without her mom, Betty Jane Bassett, and coming up on the third year since her June 2014 death. The difference this year, however, was that Bassett chose a unique way to honor her mom’s legacy. She joined forces with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company for the For Your Sweetheart campaign to raise awareness about the high risk that Type 2 diabetics have of getting heart disease, the same condition her mom died from.
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