On Friday night, Sept. 10th, over 50 of the most renowned personalities in TV, film, sports and music will come together to make history. In an unprecedented television event, Discovery Health will work with other networks to simultaneously devote 1 hour of commercial-free prime time air to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
An extraordinary line-up of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists have banded together for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate innovative cancer research bringing new therapies to patients quickly that will saves lives now.
The special will be hosted Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Brian Williams, and will feature numerous celebrity cancer survivors who exemplify that cancer can affect even the smartest, strongest and toughest people in our lives. Those expected to participate include Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Fran Drescher, Elizabeth Edwards, Delta Goodrem, Michael C. Hall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sharon Osbourne, Robin Roberts, Maura Tierney, Sofia Vergara, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ethan Zohn.
The broadcast will be dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors and illustrate how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease. 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.
Stand Up To Cancer PSA directed by David Fincher. Includes Christy Turlington, Tilda Swinton, Elle Fanning, Tobey MaGuire, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, Morgan Freeman, Mayor Bloomberg, Keanu Reeves, Casey Affleck, Lance Armstrong, Jodi Foster, John Williams, Sidney Poitier and the Stand Up To Cancer team. Come stand with us at http://www.standup2cancer.org/