Celebrities Stand Up 2 Cancer

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Celebrities came out for the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon, a cancer-awareness and fundraiser event that aired simultaneously on ABC, NBC and CBS Friday night a Hollywood's Kodak Theater.

The star-studded event was the brainchild of Katie Couric and former Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing.

Celebrities, including Christina Applegate, who recently underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer, shared their experiences with the disease.  She was joined by other stars from TV, music and film, including Halle Berry, Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Jack Black, Salma Hayek, James Taylor, Carrie Underwood and Rob Lowe.

View photos of the arrivals below.

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