FOX Adds Emily Deschanel, Randy Jackson and Jane Lynch to 'Stand Up To Cancer' Lineup

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September 1st, 2010

via press release:

STAND UP TO CANCER” HAS ANNOUNCED the SECOND round of

talent presenters including our very own

Emily Deschanel, RANDY JACKSON and Jane Lynch

A Special Half-Hour Pre-Show Promotion Hosted by Cat Deeley Will Air Online

Celebrity Phone Banks Open as of 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

A Half-Hour Extended-Play LIVE Online “Jam Session” Rounds Out the Evening

(orignal press release below)



STARS ALIGN FOR HISTORIC STAND UP TO CANCER EVENT

SEPTEMBER 10

SEPTEMBER 10th LANDMARK ONE-HOUR FUNDRAISING BROADCAST TO FEATURE LUMINARIES FROM FILM, TV, MUSIC, NEWS & SPORTS

An extraordinary line-up of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists have banded together for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate innovative cancer research bringing new therapies to patients quickly that will saves lives now. Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org) will return to primetime TV on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One, and VH1.

Cat Deeley of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance will host the pre-show promotion to kick off the evening as the celebrity phone bank opens at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST.  A 30-minute online “after hours” extended play featuring jams with musical guests Fitz and the Tantrums, Orianthi, Natasha Bedingfield and Heart will conclude the night’s events. 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.

PARTICIPANTS CONFIRMED TO DATE FOR THE SEPTEMBER 10TH BROADCAST INCLUDE:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Derek Fisher Seth MacFarlane Diane Sawyer
Tatyana Ali Delta Goodrem Martina McBride The Simpsons
Dave Annable Dr. Sanjay Gupta Mandy Moore Dave Stewart
Christina Applegate Michael C. Hall Aaron Neville Eric Stonestreet
Lance Armstrong Alyson Hannigan Apolo Anton Ohno Marcia Strassman
Natasha Bedingfield Tony Hawk Sharon Osbourne Alison Sweeney
David Boreanaz Jon Heder Dr. Mehmet Oz Maura Tierney
Abigail Breslin Marg Helgenberger Jim Parsons Gabrielle Union
Chiquis Terrence Howard Aubrey Plaza Sofia Vassilieva
Katie Couric Ken Jeong Dr. Ana Maria Polo Sofia Vergara
Cindy Crawford Rashida Jones Queen Latifah Brian Williams
Fran Drescher Minka Kelly Yarel Ramos Marissa Jaret Winokur
Elizabeth Edwards Laura Linney Naya Rivera Reese Witherspoon
Donald Faison Zachary Levi Robin Roberts Stevie Wonder
Sally Field Ray Liotta Seth Rogen Ethan Zohn

The broadcast is dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors, illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease.  Updates will be provided on the work of the five Stand Up To Cancer Dream Teams, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, will report on other new medical developments.

SU2C’s star-studded television special builds continuing public support and donations for cutting-edge cancer research that translates at a rapid pace from the laboratory to treatments and technologies benefitting patients. One-hundred percent of all donations received from the public will go directly to cancer research. Viewers will have the ability to donate via a dedicated phone line, the web, or through text.

The 2008 telecast helped raise over $100 million. To date, five multi-disciplinary “Dream Teams” of researchers from more than 50 institutions, as well as 13 young innovative scientists who are undertaking high-risk yet potentially high-reward projects have received SU2C funding. SU2C brings together these scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to work collaboratively, rather than competitively, at a critical time in the field of cancer research.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), which consists of more than 32,000 scientists engaged in the fight against cancer, is Stand Up To Cancer’s sole scientific partner. The AACR, the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focusing on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research from the bench to the bedside, is responsible for administering and managing the grants, and providing scientific oversight in conjunction with the SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., institute professor at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About the Stand Up To Cancer Initiative

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) – a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)3 charitable organization – raises funds to hasten the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. In the fall of 2007, a group of women who have been profoundly affected by cancer began working together to marshal the resources of the media and entertainment industries in the fight against it.

Stand Up To Cancer will return to primetime TV on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One, and VH1.

The SU2C founding members include Laura Ziskin, executive producer of the Sept. 5, 2008 broadcast and the upcoming one, who is a cancer survivor; Sherry Lansing, chairperson of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Board of Directors and founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation; EIF President and CEO Lisa Paulsen; Katie Couric; EIF Senior Vice President Kathleen Lobb; Rusty Robertson and Sue Schwartz of the Robertson Schwartz Agency; nonprofit executive Ellen Ziffren; and Noreen Fraser, founder of the Noreen Fraser Foundation (NFF) and a cancer survivor. SU2C was formally launched on

May 27, 2008.

Major League Baseball was the founding donor to contribute to Stand Up To Cancer. Other major SU2C supporters include Sidney Kimmel, the country’s largest individual supporter of cancer research, Amgen, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Wallis Annenberg & The Annenberg Foundation, Alliance for Global Good, Milken Family Foundation, Philips Electronics, Steve Tisch, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Comcast and many others. SU2C major media partners include AOL, Bonnier Corporation, Condé Nast Media Group, Costco Connection, Current TV, eBay Inc., Facebook, Hearst Corporation, iTunes, MySpace, Rodale, Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart Living, Meredith Corporation, Time Inc., Twitter, VEVO, and YouTube.

For more information visit www.standup2cancer.org.

About the Entertainment Industry Foundation

Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as the collective philanthropy for the television and film businesses. EIF has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support programs addressing critical health, education and social issues.

 
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