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Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer

Historic Program To Air September 5th at 8:00pm ET/PT on ABC, CBS, and NBC.

On Friday evening, (8:00pm ET/PT, 7:00pm CT) September 5, 2008, ABC, CBS, and NBC will donate one hour of commercial-free, primetime television for a history-making interactive, educational and entertaining special, uniting the nation as we Stand Up To Cancer with appearances and performances by dozens of celebrities and national figures all dedicated to this important cause. Friends of Cancer Research is proud to support Stand Up to Cancer and Friends board members Sherry Lansing and Dr. Margaret Foti who have played important roles in the making of this historic event.


The special will include:
  • Performances by legendary recording artists Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Ciara, Carrie Underwood and many more!
  • Over 50 of the biggest names in TV, film, sports and music – including Casey Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Lance Armstrong, Fran Drescher, Elizabeth Edwards, Neil Patrick Harris, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and many more – who will participate in the live phone bank, answering calls from viewers who want to donate.
  • Segments on cutting-edge research — reported by network news anchors Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, and Brian Williams — including intimate dialogue with the renowned scientists who are making the big, potentially life-saving discoveries.

For a full list of performers, celebrities participating and details on how you can get involved please visit:

To read a special interview with Friends of Cancer Research board member Dr. Margaret Foti of AACR and Producer Laura Ziskin [click here].