Stand Up to Cancer Tonight!

by: cancercompass

Many of us stand up to cancer in our own ways every day, and tonight you'll have an opportunity to stand with others in this fight. All you need to do is turn on the TV.

Tonight, September 7th, at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT, Stand Up To Cancer is hosting its third live televised event that will be seen on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, several cable outlets, and in countries around the world.

When you tune in, you'll see numerous actors, athletes, recording artists and even Olympians standing together to help raise money for cancer research. Taylor Swift will be debuting a new song in honor of a 3-year-old boy who lost his fight against cancer this year, and other performers include Coldplay and Alicia Keys.

Other attendees scheduled to appear are Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Emma Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow. You'll also see Olympic medalists Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin. The show is being produced by Paltrow, in honor of her father, who also lost his battle with cancer just a few years ago.

The telethon will feature celebrity phone operators, and you might be able to speak with one of your favorite stars when you call in to donate. So be sure to support this important cause by watching an enterataining show tonight!

Stand Up to Cancer has raised more than $180 million for cancer research and awareness since the telethon was established in 2008. To learn more about Stand Up To Cancer or to get details about tonight’s live televised event, visit standup2cancer.org.