A night filled with stars – George Clooney, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Aniston, Samuel L Jackson, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Beckham …
Channel 4 (UK) brought together some of the world’s most well known celebrities to participate in an evening full of activity including humour sketches, game shows, human cannonballs, paintball and televised appeals. In addition, a star-studded catwalk and red carpet event called the Stand of Fame has been launched in London’s Leicester Square allowing people from all walks of life to quite literally put themselves in the shoes of superstars. They did it all for charity, for ‘Stand Up For Cancer!
Gwyneth Paltrow, co-producer of the event, said
“We have the power to make cancer powerless – perhaps even end it. But it takes more research, and that requires funding. Cancer has taken some of the best among us, and it is time for us all to stand up and fight back. I’m so proud to be standing up to cancer for my dad. Please tune in and donate on October 19th. Stand for the people you love in your life. Stand for these amazing advances in science and medicine. Stand Up to Cancer.”
Stand Up To Cancer began in the USA in 2008, and has since raised millions of dollars for cancer research, with the money focused on bringing more effective treatments with fewer side effects to patients quickly. Now Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK have brought Stand Up To Cancer to the UK.
This morning it has been revealed that the telethon has raised almost £6.5 million pounds so far! To get involved or donate you can visit the site at http://su2c.channel4.com/.