Stand Up To Cancer: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 8 pm ET & PT / 7 pm CT.
Returning for the second time as Executive Producers of the September 5th telecast are Emmy®-winning producer Joel Gallen, president of Tenth Planet Productions, and Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Gallen and Paltrow will be joined by the SU2C Production Team to deliver a one-of-a-kind show featuring performances from top recording artists and celebrities from film and television, engaging viewers with powerful stories of remarkable progress being made by SU2C-funded research.
ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Forces Network, Bravo, Cooking Channel, Discovery Fit & Health, E!, Encore, Encore Espanol, EPIX, ESPNews, FOX Sports 2, FXM, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Logo TV, MLB Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, Palladia, Pivot, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, Starz, TNT and VH1 are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special on Friday, September 5, to be broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
During the broadcast, celebrities will use an on-stage digital lounge to interact with viewers via social media. Viewers will be able to donate via a toll-free number, standup2cancer.org and text-to-give. One hundred percent of the donations received from the public during the show go to support collaborative cancer research programs. Past participants in the SU2C broadcasts include: Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate, Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Jessica Biel, Jack Black, Mary J. Blige, Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Coldplay, Katie Couric, Sheryl Crow, Matt Damon, Ellen DeGeneres, Dana Delany, Michael Douglas, Kirsten Dunst, Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Fallon, Fergie, Jennifer Garner, Charles Gibson, Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Marg Helgenberger, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Jeong, Scarlett Johansson, Minka Kelly, Alicia Keys, Jamie King, Lady Antebellum, Jay Leno, Tobey Maguire, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jillian Michaels, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Parsons, Keanu Reeves, Jeremy Renner, Rihanna, Julia Roberts, Robin Roberts, Seth Rogen, Ray Romano, Adam Sandler, Diane Sawyer, Ryan Seacrest, Will Smith, Emma Stone, Eric Stonestreet, Meryl Streep, Alison Sweeney, Taylor Swift, James Taylor, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Sofia Vergara, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Brian Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Stevie Wonder, Renée Zellweger, the late Patrick Swayze and others.
The first three SU2C telecasts took place on September 5, 2008, September 10, 2010 and September 7, 2012, and were made available to more than 190 countries. To date, more than $261 million has been pledged to support SU2C's innovative cancer research programs. Since 2008, SU2C has funded 12 "Dream Teams" of researchers and two translational research teams, as well as 26 young innovative scientists whose high-risk, potentially high-reward projects are aimed at ending cancer's reign as a leading cause of death worldwide.