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August 22, 2012

Stand Up 2 Cancer event recruits Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Jessica Biel, more

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is proud to announce the Hollywood community is once again rallying together and lending its support to the third SU2C primetime television fundraising special on Friday, September 7th, (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT). 

Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and SU2C co-founder Katie Couric will all appear in the broadcast which is being executive-produced by Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions in collaboration with SU2C's production team. 

Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw will perform as they join celebrities from film, television and sports to engage viewers with powerful stories and a moving call-to-action.

Actors and personalities confirmed to appear include Simon Baker, Jordana Brewster, Diem Brown, Dana Delany, Chelsea Handler, Marg Helgenberger, Rashida Jones, Minka Kelly, Joe Manganiello, Jillian Michaels, Masi Oka, Ana Maria Polo and Alison Sweeney.  

This event helps build public support for groundbreaking translational research accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients, getting them from the "bench to the bedside" as quickly as possible. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to collaborate.

As previously announced, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will donate one hour of simultaneous, commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special on September 7, to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. BIO, E!, ENCORE, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, LMN (Lifetime Movie Network), Logo, MLB Network, mun2, Palladia, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STYLE, TBS and VH1 have also committed to carry the "Stand Up To Cancer" telecast. The program will include a celebrity phone/multi-media bank that will allow viewers to interact with participating talent. Viewers will also be able to donate via text-to-give and at standup2cancer.org. One hundred percent of all public donations will go directly to cancer research.

SU2C was founded on the belief that we are at a pivotal juncture with the potential for transformative progress in cancer research because of two trends: breakthroughs made in our understanding of the basic science of cancer, and technological advances that enable us to translate them into new treatments.   

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer, is the scientific partner of Stand Up To Cancer.

For more detailed information about the Dream Teams, individual Innovative Research Grants and other Stand Up To Cancer activities, visit: www.standup2cancer.org     

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