LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Stars, philanthropists, volunteers and activists came out in support of cancer research Friday for the “Stand Up To Cancer” (SU2C) telecast.
More than $109 million has been pledged since Friday to fund research aimed at fighting the disease — and donations are still being accepted.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions were the executive producers of the CBS broadcast.
Paltrow, who lost her father Bruce to cancer 12 years ago, said, “The fight against this insidious disease is very personal for me, as it is for so many of us. One in two men and one in three women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, but when we all stand together, we can change the odds. When we all stand together, cancer doesn’t stand a chance. That sense of community is what the telecast is all about.”
She was joined by the following stars in raising awareness: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Camila Alves, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Bacon, Justin Bartha, Halle Berry, Jordana Brewster, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Carell, Dane Cook, Bradley Cooper, Katie Couric, Brittany Daniel, Amanda de Cadenet, Giada De Laurentiis, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Downey, Jr., Ben Falcone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Josh Gad, Tony Goldwyn, Topher Grace, Dave Grohl, Kathryn Hahn, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Angie Harmon, Mark Harmon, Neil Patrick Harris, Marg Helgenberger, Anna Kendrick, Rob Lowe, Joe Manganiello, Danny McBride, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Maria Menounos, Mike Meyers, Olivia Munn, Matt Passmore, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Mira Sorvino, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Justin Theroux, Bree Turner, Sofia Vergara, Charlie Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, and Ethan Zohn participated in the telecast, as did MLB players Jose Bautista, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt, Derek Jeter, Adam Jones, Jon Lester, Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout.
The Who, the Dave Matthews Band, Ariana Grande and Lupe Fiasco with Jennifer Hudson and Common performed at the event.
In the U.S., 100 percent of the donations sponsor SU2C’s “Dream Teams,” a pioneering approach that connects new therapies to patients by getting them from the “bench to the bedside” as quickly as possible. The foundation brings scientists from a variety of disciplines to develop innovative ways to combat cancer.
SU2C is still accepting donations at www.su2c.org and at 1-888-90-STAND (78263). The telecast is available at https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/su2c and http://www/hulu.com/live.” target=”_blank”>www.su2c.org and at 1-888-90-STAND (78263). The telecast is available at Yahoo! and Hulu.