Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Supported By Celebrities

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In a display of unity, celebrities in Hollywood have gathered in arms to support the fight on cancer. Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Stand Up to Cancer also known as SU2C held a telethon recently in a follow up to the one in 2008, with the goal of garnering millions of dollars for cancer research.

Celebrities who attended the benefit program included cancer patients like Michael Douglas who recently contracted throat cancer, and cancer survivors like Lance Armstrong. Other celebrities contributed to the program by performing. Stevie Wonder accompanied by a host of other celebrity singers will render their voices. The singer lost his wife to breast cancer in 2004.

The first telethon was aired on September 5, 2008 and covering the televised event then were just three major networks, NBC, ABC and CBS. The recent telethon was covered by ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, Discovery Health, MLB Network, the Style Network and Fox creating a wider range of reach to almost all viewers. The one hour program hopes to improve from 2008 with the majority of the networks now participating in the just cause.

Stand-Up to Cancer, aims to spread awareness and give understanding that we are all interconnected by this illness. According to the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, one out of two men, and one out of three women, will be diagnosed with cancer.

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