Young Hollywood has turned out for a new PSA to support Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) efforts to raise funds for cancer research. The campaign called “Change The Odds” features dozens of celebrities including Zac Efron, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Bell, Vanessa Hudgens, Andrew Garfield, Zachary Levi, Donald Faison, Jon Heder, Logan Lerman, Naya Rivera, Olivia Munn, Sofia Vassilieva, Clark Duke, William Moseley, Aubrey Plaza, and Aaron Yoo.
“It is important for young people to be aware of the scope of the problem and the odds that they may face, both for their own future and for their loved ones,” said Laura Ziskin, co-founder and executive producer of the Stand Up To Cancer telecast. “This piece is about how it is never too soon to take a stand against these devastating and epidemic diseases. Theirs may be the generation that gets us to the finish line.”
In addition to the PSA, on September 10 at 8 p.m. ET SU2C will broadcast a one-hour fundraising event that will be hosted by Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Brian Williams and simulcast live on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Discovery Health, E!, MLB Network, The Style Network, VH1, HBO Latino, Showtime, TV One, and G4. As with the 2008 broadcast—which raised over $100 million—this year’s event will feature live performances, special guest stars, and important information about cancer.