Celebrities from around the world and around every industry came together last night for Stand Up to Cancer, a telethon on every major network that was dedicated to raising money to combat this terrible disease.
Among the highlights, Taylor Swift debuted the track "Ronan," a single she wrote with Maya Thompson, whose 3-year-old son Ronan died of neuroblastoma last year. Watch the beautiful acoustic performance now:
- Children diagnosed with cancer spoke on their illness, including three-year old Justin Miller who said: "I don't really think about me passing away. But if I do, I'm taking my Legos with me."
- Alicia Keys, Coldplay and Tim McGraw all performed.
- Katie Couric, who lost her husband to colon cancer, took a swipe at Chelsea Handler while espousing preventative screening and colon health and talking about a cleanse that "comes in vanilla, strawberry... I think Chelsea Handler even has one that's vodka-flavored. It is not the tastiest beverage in the world, but it is a small price to pay for potentially saving your own life."
- Robert Pattinson urged viewers to donate and support cancer research.
It's not too late, readers. Visit the American Cancer Society website and give what you can right now.