Tonight all 3 major networks, as well as a number of cable networks will televise the 2010 StandU2C (Stand Up to Cancer) telethon at 8 pm EST. Hosted by news anchors Katie Couric, Brian Williams, and Diane Sawyer, the star-studded telethon hopes to beat the $ 100 million level they reached in September 2008. Celebrities manning the phones will include Adam Sandler, Cheryl Hines, David Archuleta, Diane Lane, Denzel Washington, Apolo Anton Ohno, George Clooney, and Gwyneth Paltrow (just to name a few).
What is SU2C?
SU2C is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) established by media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders who have been affected by cancer. It distinguishes itself from other organizations in its unique funding model, developed with the help of prominent cancer researchers, encourages collaboration and innovation through two new types of scientific grants:
“Dream Team grants are awarded to multi-institutional groups of scientists who work collaboratively, rather than competitively, to develop new treatments quickly in order to save lives now.
Innovative Research Grants support groundbreaking cancer research projects that are high-risk but could also be high-impact, and have the potential to significantly affect patient care. ”
Also present tonight will be a number of celebrities who have been affected by cancer. We have done stories about many of these people. They include:
|Celebrity||Year Diagnosed||Type of Cancer|
|Michael C. Hall||2009||Hodgkin’s Lymphoma|
|Elizabeth Edwards||2004, 2007||Breast|
|Ethan Zohn, (Stem Cell Transplant)||2009||Hodgkin’s Lymphoma|
|Marissa Jaret Winokur||2000||Uterine|
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