Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer is currently battling with chronic myeloid leukemia that was diagnosed last December. From ESPN:
"Abdul-Jabbar is taking an oral medication for the disease. He is a paid spokesman for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which makes a drug that treats the illness.
"I've never been a person to share my private life. But I can help save lives," he said in a midtown Manhattan conference room. 'It's incumbent on someone like me to talk about this.'"