by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

This Friday’s “Stand Up To Cancer” telethon is gearing up to be one of the largest live charity events in recent memory. Not only will it be seen in 195 countries, but it will also hit almost all the major networks commercial-free: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Current TV, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One, and VH1.

Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Brian Williams are set to tackle the hosting duties, while celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, George Clooney, Will Smith, Olivia Munn, Zachary Levi, Reese Witherspoon, Fran Drescher, Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Renée Zellweger, and more will make appearances. Musical guests scheduled to perform include Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Natasha Bedingfield, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville, Dave Stewart, Neil Diamond, The Edge, Delta Goodrem, Herbie Hancock, Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Leona Lewis, Orianthi , and Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart.

“Plain and simple, cancer takes too much from us,” said Laura Ziskin, SU2C co-founder and executive producer of the September 10th broadcast. “Loved ones lost to it, pain and suffering endured by those in treatment, even the recent report that cancer has the most devastating economic impact of any cause of death…this disease exacts a very high price. We want people all over the country to rise up and say, ‘ENOUGH!’”

Stand Up To Cancer airs on your favorite network this Friday, September 10th at at 8 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. CT.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • jeffrey

    blah blah blah
    just more idiots brainwashed by the media and big pharma.
    cancer is already very curable and easily avoidable.
    big pharma will never find a cure-they would lose too much money.
    fools!!

    • Laquita

      Really?? Curable and easily avoidable? And the earth is flat.
      Nice flower by-the-way, Jeffrey

  • Julian

    Our infinetely decadent, and infinitely corrupt society, is on track for self-destruction. Safe, ethicsal, effective, available to all cancer prevention and treatment for a pittance, has been available since 2001, but corrupted by vested interests.

    The idea that antidepressants might be effective for cancer was first explored fifty years ago, and ample proof has emerged. More than eighty published studies show that antidepressants kill cancer cells, inhibit their proliferation, augment chemotherapy, protect nonmalignant cells from ionizing radiation and chemotherapy toxicity, and convert multidrug resistant cells to sensitive. Antidepressants can arrest cancer even in advanced stages, occasionally eradicate it, and significantly extend life. To verify, access Medline or Pubmed, and enter “antidepressants” and “cancer.”

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