Tonight is Stand Up To Cancer live telecast which airs on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and various outlets at 8pm ET and PT/ 7pm C ! I think it was because of Kristen Bell attending the telethon was how I knew about this. Jennifer Garner attended the very first one!
What I love about the telethon is that it brings a group of celebrities together who has/had cancer (or even know of someone in their family or a friend who battled or passed away because of cancer). It is always a nice feeling knowing that you aren’t alone and that there are people you look up to who has been in a similar experience as you. Plus, cancer is the “story of my life”. My grandma, uncle, and mom were diagnosed with cancer. It is genetic my family and it feels like cancer will never leave my life. I recently lost my mom to cancer a couple years who battled from colon cancer for 10 years. If it wasn’t for cancer, I wouldn’t have to watch people I loved and cared about pass away or see them struggle and feeling helpless that you cannot do anything to help them. Even my close friends or other people I know have suffered because of cancer. If you haven’t heard about Stand Up To Cancer before. Here is a bit from their mission statement:
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.
SU2C is bringing together the best and the brightest researchers and encouraging collaboration instead of competition among the entire cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort.
Here we stand, on the verge of unlocking the answers that will finally conquer cancer.
Check out this video from last year which also includes Emma Stone’s psa for Stand Up To Cancer. You may see some of your favorite celebrities in this!
Check out a couple of promos for this year below and the press release of the amazing celebrities who are set to participate this year which includes Joe Manganiello and Emma Stone!
To donate or for more information, visit standup2cancer.org