Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is proud to announce the Hollywood community is once again joining forces to support the fifth biennial televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00 ET/PT). Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Dave Franco, Josh Gad, Niecy Nash, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Ken Jeong, Marcia Cross, Greg Grunberg, Danielle Campbell, Terry Crews, Brittany Daniel and SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric will all appear in the inspiring broadcast. In addition, celebrated recording artists, Celine Dion, Keith Urban and Little Big Town will perform moving tributes in honor of all those standing up to cancer. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Leading up to the live show, SU2C is rallying the nation in a powerful social media campaign, #Reasons2StandUp, inviting supporters to share, through photos and video posts, how cancer has impacted their lives. Whether standing up for a friend, family member, or a personal experience with the disease, #Reasons2StandUp reminds the world that we are all in this fight together. Select user-generated content will then be featured on the September 9thtelecast.
“We all have a reason to stand up,” said Bradley Cooper, executive producer of the SU2C telecast. "Stand Up To Cancer is a sustained movement that impacts millions of lives. We honor the personal stories that motivate individuals to fight, and that highlight the urgent need to get new methods of treatment to the patients who so desperately need them.”
The telecast will broadcast live from The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Forces Network, ASPiRE, AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery Life, E! Entertainment, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FM, FS2, Fusion, FXM, Great American Country, HBO, HLN, ION Television, LMN, Logo, MLB Network, National Geographic, Pivot, RLTV, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, TBS, Tr3s, VH1, and WGN America are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast. In addition, the show will stream live on SU2C’s Facebook page, Yahoo, SU2C’s YouTube page, MLB.com and in Spanish on Univision.com. USA Network will air the Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT / 10:00 PM CT. It will also be available on Hulu on Saturday, Sept. 10.