Stand Up To Cancer - Christina Applegate

In a live, one-hour fundraising encore event to accelerate innovative cancer research, an amazing lineup of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists participated in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) primetime roadblock television fundraising event simulcast commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Current TV, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1 and was hosted by network news anchors Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams.  The broadcast aired in 195 countries and was dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors, illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease. 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 and the 2008 telecast helped raise over $100 million. Christina Applegate, among the famous cancer survivors who underwent a double mastectomy, wore the Tree of Life pendant she designed with Alex Woo.  She has founded Right Action for Women, a foundation to aid those individuals who are at increased risk for breast cancer and do not have insurance or the financial flexibility to cover the high costs associated with breast screenings.

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