Friday, September 10, 2010

This Week's Inspiring Pop Culture Moment: Stars Stand Up 2 Cancer

Photo by Pop Culture Passionistas

Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars, plus all the major TV networks, are coming together tonight at 8:00 PM for the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon.

The organization, which raises money for groundbreaking cancer research, has dedicated tonight's show "to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease."

Among the celebrities scheduled to appear, some have been personally affected by the illness, including Michael C. Hall, Maura Tierney, Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Edwards, Ethan Zohn, Lance Armstrong, Dorothy Hamill, and Fran Drescher.

Other big names lending their helping hands include George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger, Sally Field, Rob Lowe, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Eric Stonestreet, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Fans tuning in will be entertained by musical acts including Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Neil Diamond, Orianthi, Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, and Stevie Wonder.

The event will air on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Showtime, The Style Network, and TV One. Donations can be made by phone during the show, online at, or by texting STAND to 40202 to give $10 now.

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