With names like Sharon Osbourne, Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong and Elizabeth Edwards on the program, this year’s Stand Up To Cancer televised event promises to be something special. However, what is even more spectacular is that a total of 17 networks have committed to air the worthy fundraising benefit live at 8 p.m. EST & PST/7c on Friday, September 10th. FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO and HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1 are all standing up to cancer in 2010.
The one-hour broadcast will include messages from well-known cancer survivors like Lance Armstrong, Christina Applegate, Sharon Osbourne, Elizabeth Edwards, Fran Drescher, Delta Goodrem, Michael C. Hall, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Robin Roberts, Maura Tierney, Sofia Vergara, Marissa Jaret Winkour and Ethan Zohn. FOX promises that the broadcast will be dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors and illustrate how groundbreaking research can increase a patient’s survival rate in the battle against cancer. During the broadcast, updates will be provided on the work of the five Stand Up To Cancer Dream Teams, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, will report on other new developments. One of the musical performances will be an all-star collaboration led by Stevie Wonder with Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville, and Dave Stewart.
Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Brian Williams have agreed to host the event that will raise awareness and necessary funding to fight the battle against cancer. In a recent press statement, Sherry Lancing, founder of Stand Up To Cancer said, “We couldn’t do this without everyone’s help – from the networks and cable channels donating airtime to our celebrity volunteers participating in the show and a lot of other people in between.”
“On September 10th, we’ll send a resounding message: we can cure cancer. It’s going to take guts, brains, and the ongoing support of the public, but we can do this. We want to inspire our viewers with the results the SU2C researchers have achieved to date and rally them to continue to contribute to bring us closer to that goal. No donation is too small – every single person can play a role in helping the scientists who are working 24/7 to end cancer,” said Ziskin, co-founder and executive producer of the Stand Up To Cancer telecast.
Today FOX announced its impressive list of celebrities, political figures and sports stars who have agreed to appear on this years Stand Up To Cancer special: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Derek Fisher, Seth MacFarlane, Diane Sawyer, Tatyana Ali, Delta Goodrem. Martina McBride, The Simpsons, Dave Annable, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Mandy Moore, Dave Stewart, Christina Applegate, Michael C. Hall, Aaron Neville, Eric Stonestreet, Lance Armstrong, Alyson Hannigan, Apolo Anton Ohno, Marcia Strassman, Natasha Bedingfield, Tony Hawk, Sharon Osbourne, Alison Sweeney, David Boreanaz, Jon Heder, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Maura Tierney, Abigail Breslin, Marg Helgenberger, Jim Parsons, Gabrielle Union, Chiquis, Terrence Howard, Aubrey Plaza, Sofia Vassilieva, Katie Couric, Ken Jeong, Dr. Ana Maria Polo, Sofia Vergara, Cindy Crawford, Rashida Jones, Queen Latifah, Brian Williams, Fran Drescher, Minka Kelly, Yarel Ramos, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Elizabeth Edwards, Laura Linney, Naya Rivera, Reese Witherspoon, Donald Faison, Zachary Levi, Robin Roberts, Stevie Wonder, Sally Field, Ray Liotta, Seth Rogen and Ethan Zohn.
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