Stand Up to Cancer Raises Money, Honors Survivors, Pays Tribute to Victims

by at . Comments

Two years after the first Stand Up to Cancer special raised $100 million to fight this disease, Emmy, Oscar and Grammy winners gathered in Los Angeles for a live event, televised on all major networks, to do it all again.

"Cancer doesn't care how may Oscars you've won, or how many tough guys you've played," said Michael Douglas, who is battling stage-4 throat cancer, one of several past and current cancer patients who played a role on the special, including: Michael C. Hall, Christina Applegate, Maura Tierney, Lance Armstrong, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Fran Drescher, Kylie Minogue and Survivor's Ethan Zohn.

Watch a couple highlights from Stand Up to Cancer below.

At one point, Stevie Wonder paid tribute to his first wife, who died of breast cancer, before joining Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, the Edge, Dave Stewart, Martina McBride and Aaron Neville for a rendition of "Unchained Melody."

[video url="" title="Stevie Wonder Tribute"][/video]

** Donations can be made to or by calling 1-888-90-STAND.


As a mother of a 5 yr old currently battling brain cancer, I thank every single person who contributed to make this happen.. It's good to know there are still celebraties out there that actually care... God Bless them all!


Always good to see the celeb's do their part to battle Cancer. They seem to be able to get more done and more things noticed about the terrible disease. Though it's going to take Everyone to pull together and make sure the funds get to the right research and to make sure that more than enough funds get accumulated in the first place.
I'm doing my part as much as I can. Tomorrow morning(the 11th)at 8:00am,I'm running a Marathon(the Sherry Run)in Lebanon,Tennessee(the 3rd one I've run this year)to raise funds toward Cancer research, also to help the families of those who've lost loved-ones to the disease,and for those who are Still battling it.
As long as everyone gets involved and not just the celeb's,a whole lot can be accomplished in this horrible fight...I hope Everyone 'Stand's-Up' and pitch's-in. It's a battle that concerns ALL...


Boring but good to see stars stand up 4 cancer.