Alyssa Milano is always sticking her neck out for the underdog, whether it is an actual group of dogs who will be put to sleep unless she saves them or in the case of her latest campaign, a little heard of tropical disease which actually affects millions of people.

Milano has partnered with do-gooder website to raise $75,000 on behalf of the victims of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF). LF, also known as elephantiasis, is found in many tropical climates and transmitted to humans through the bite of a mosquito.

You probably haven't heard about it even though it impacts over 120 million worldwide. If you have heard of elephantiasis it is probably from a joke in the movie 'The Breakfast Club.' (We won't mention it here since it is in poor taste, but it ends with Judd Nelson asking Molly Ringwald, "How does he ride a bike?")