In 2008, the Stand Up 2 Cancer event in New York City raised over $100 million. This year, another telecast will take place on September 10. It will be a star-studded event that will air on all the major networks.
According to Variety, George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Renee Zellweger are among the stars who will answer phones at the Sept. 10 televised fundraiser benefitting research into the disease. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are among the nets that will simulcast the commercial-free special, dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors.
Neil Diamond, Herbie Hancock and Leona Lewis have signed on to perform, joining Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum and Natasha Bedingfield.
Cat Deeley of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" will host the pre-show web kick-off before the celeb phone bank opens at 7:30 p.m. EST. Viewers can donate via text, online and on a dedicated phone line.
The pre-show promotion and extended play will be featured on numerous online portals and destination sites (which will all also stream the one-hour special online) including: ABC, ABC News, AOL, Bing, CBS, CBS News, Crackle, Discovery Health, E! Online, FOX, G4, Hulu, Livestream, MLB Network, MSN, mun2, NBC, Style Network, TV Guide, TV One, Ustream, VEVO, VH1, Wonderwall.MSN.com, omg.yahoo.com and YouTube.
Previously announced participants in the September 10th special include: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tatyana Ali, Dave Annable, Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, David Boreanaz, Abigail Breslin, Cindy Crawford, Fran Drescher, Elizabeth Edwards, Donald Faison, Sally Field, Derek Fisher, Michael C. Hall, Alyson Hannigan, Tony Hawk, Jon Heder, Marg Helgenberger, Terrence Howard, Ken Jeong, Rashida Jones, Minka Kelly, Laura Linney, Zachary Levi, Ray Liotta, Seth MacFarlane, Mandy Moore, Apolo Anton Ohno, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Jim Parsons, Aubrey Plaza, Dr. Ana Maria Polo, Yarel Ramos, Naya Rivera, Robin Roberts, Seth Rogen, The Simpsons, Eric Stonestreet, Marcia Strassman, Alison Sweeney, Maura Tierney, Gabrielle Union, Sofia Vassilieva, Sofia Vergara, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Reese Witherspoon and Ethan Zohn.
Young Hollywood has also joined together for the "Change the Odds" PSAs. Check out some of the videos below.
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