Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer
HOLLYWOOD STANDS UP TO CANCER
PRESENTED BY THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
AND EVENT CHAIRS JIM TOTH AND REESE WITHERSPOON
BENEFITING STAND UP TO CANCER
SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY CHRISTINA AGUILERA,
JAMIE FOXX AND JOHN MAYER
STAND UP TO CANCER ANNOUNCED MAJOR COLLABORATION
WITH AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Event chairs Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, emcee Conan O’Brien, Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, Justin Bartha, Lily Collins, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Evans, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, Ken Jeong, Anna Kendrick, Heidi Klum, Alyssa Milano, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Katy Perry, Alan Ritchson, Emma Roberts, along with MLB Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig and his wife, Sue Selig, the co-founders of Stand Up To Cancer, and special musical performances by Christina Aguilera, Jamie Foxx and John Mayer.
Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer, presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and chaired by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, to celebrate the executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and the numerous cable networks who donate the airtime for Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) roadblock fundraisers. At the event, Stand Up To Cancer announced The Jim Toth Sr. Breakthrough Lung Cancer Research Award in honor of Toth’s father who passed away from lung cancer. A major new collaboration between SU2C and The American Cancer Society (ACS) was announced, with the first significant research project focusing on lung cancer. Bristol-Myers Squibb is also becoming an SU2C donor, and will support that “Dream Team. “ The event also saluted the scientists and doctors conducting SU2C-funded research; SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); along with SU2C founding donor Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig & Sue Selig.
The event was produced by Yifat Oren & Associates in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Musical director for the evening was Ricky Minor.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Book Bindery
8870 W. Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.
For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standup2cancer.org. You can follow SU2C on Facebook (facebook.com/su2c), on Twitter (@SU2C) and Instagram (@SU2C).
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org/fight
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