Stars named for


A long list of big name actors, musicians, athletes and journalists will appear on the September 10th “Stand Up To Cancer” (SU2C) broadcast across ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and 13 (so far) cable channels. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial free at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Executive produced by Laura Ziskin, the special will be hosted by network news anchors Katie Couric (CBS), Diane Sawyer (ABC), and Brian Williams (NBC). It will feature numerous celebrity cancer survivors who exemplify that cancer can affect even the smartest, strongest and toughest people in our lives. Those expected to participate include Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Fran Drescher, Elizabeth Edwards, Delta Goodrem, Michael C. Hall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sharon Osbourne, Robin Roberts, Maura Tierney, Sofia Vergara, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ethan Zohn.

The broadcast will be dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors and illustrate 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 developments. One of the musical performances will be an all-star collaboration led by Stevie Wonder with Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville, and Dave Stewart.

Participants confirmed to date for the September 10th broadcast include:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Derek Fisher

Martina McBride

The Simpsons


Tatyana Ali

Delta Goodrem

Mandy Moore

Dave Stewart


Dave Annable

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Aaron Neville

Eric Stonestreet


Christina Applegate

Michael C. Hall

Apolo Anton Ohno

Marcia Strassman


Lance Armstrong

Alyson Hannigan

Sharon Osbourne

Alison Sweeney


Natasha Bedingfield

Tony Hawk

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Maura Tierney


David Boreanaz

Jon Heder

Jim Parsons

Gabrielle Union


Abigail Breslin

Marg Helgenberger

Aubrey Plaza

Sofia Vassilieva



Ken Jeong

Dr. Ana Maria Polo

Sofia Vergara


Katie Couric

Rashida Jones

Queen Latifah

Brian Williams


Cindy Crawford

Minka Kelly

Yarel Ramos

Marissa Jaret Winokur


Fran Drescher

Laura Linney

Naya Rivera

Reese Witherspoon


Elizabeth Edwards

Zachary Levi

Robin Roberts

Stevie Wonder


Donald Faison

Ray Liotta

Seth Rogen

Ethan Zohn


Sally Field

Seth MacFarlane

Diane Sawyer

“We are eternally grateful for the remarkable support we’ve received from the entire entertainment community. We couldn’t do this without everyone’s help – from the networks and cable channels donating the airtime to our celebrity volunteers participating in the show and a lot of other people in between,” said Sherry Lansing, one of the co-founders of Stand Up To Cancer. “On September 10th, we’ll send a resounding message: we can cure cancer. It’s going to take guts, brains, and the ongoing support of the public, but we can do this. We want to inspire our viewers with the results the SU2C researchers have achieved to date and rally them to continue to contribute to bring us closer to that goal. No donation is too small – every single person can play a role in helping the scientists who are working 24/7 to end cancer,” said Ziskin, co-founder and executive producer of the Stand Up To Cancer telecast.

Since Fox made Big Four participation unanimous four more cable nets have signed on, bringing the TV roadblock tally to 17 channels. The live broadcast will be 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 previous SU2C telecast in 2008 was viewed in more than 170 countries and helped raise over $100 million. To date, five multi-disciplinary “Dream Teams” of researchers comprised of seven leaders and four co-leaders, with more than 200 individuals participating in total, as well as 13 young, innovative scientists, who are undertaking high-risk yet potentially high-reward projects, have received SU2C funding.