Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw are among the celebrities scheduled to participate in the third annual Stand Up To Cancer television fundraising special. Taylor and Tim, along with Coldplay and Alicia Keys, will perform during the broadcast which airs Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m on various networks.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone and SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric will all appear during the telecast.
Actors and personalities 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 have also been confirmed. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The event is designed to build 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 work together.
“I’m honored to be working with such talented artists who are lending their voice to SU2C’s mission,” Joel Gallen, the event’s producer, said. “As we continue to plan the 2012 show, there’s a hopeful energy building that the groundbreaking research we help fund will make an enormous impact in the fight against cancer.”
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the program. 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 will also carry the telecast which will include a celebrity phone bank. Viewers will also be able to donate via text-to-give and at standup2cancer.org.
The first two SU2C telecasts and have been viewed in more than 190 countries. To date, more than $180 million has been pledged for SU2C’s innovative cancer research. For more information, visit www.standup2cancer.org.