Stand Up to Cancer TV event to premiere September 10th

Mark your calendarThese powerful women know cancer. and schedule your DVR: the star-packed Stand Up to Cancer program will air September 10th on CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC and other cable channels, and will be hosted by familiar news reporters Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer.

And they’re not the only celebs showing up to fight cancer. Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, plans on making an appearance, along with Michael C. Hall, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Roberts, Mandy Moore, Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno, Laura Ziskin, and Jim Parsons.

Ziskin, a TV and film producer (she produced Pretty Woman), who is also a cancer survivor, will again be producing the television event. Ziskin has an important message for potential viewers:

“We can cure cancer. On September 10th, we’ll send a resounding message: It’s going to take guts, brains and the ongoing support of the public, but we can do this,” she says.

Back in 2008, the first Stand Up to Cancer event raised an astonishing ten million dollars for cancer research. The event’s partner, The American Association for Cancer Research, provides research and scientific assistance to the Stand Up 2 Cancer committee. The event is associated with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports various programs focused on social, health and education issues.

Katie Couric, like friend and partner Ziskin, knows cancer. Her late husband Jay passed away following a battle with colon cancer, and her sister Emily lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at just 54. Along with Ziskin, former movie excutive Sherry Lansing and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation Lisa Paulsen Couric founded Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) in 2008.

In the most recent issue of Glamour magazine, Ziskin tells Couric, who conducts interviews for the popular women’s mag that she believes that she will be cured in her lifetime.

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004,” Ziskin told Couric. “I had a mastectomy, chemotherapy, an autologous stem cell transplant and radiation. I had no detectable cancer after that for three years.”

“And then a year ago I had real evidence of (the disease) on a scan…tumors in my liver, bones, and peritoneum. So then I went on a clinical trial, and that held everything at bay for a year…I did some chemo for awhile, and now I’m about to go on another trial. I don’t have any symptoms of my cancer, but I have to treat it so that I can be among many of those living with cancer…now that it’s back, I’m perfectly happy to live with it.”

“You find out that everybody you know is touched by this disease. All our experiences led us to what became Stand Up 2 Cancer.”

You can read more of Ziskin’s interview by friend Katie Couric by visiting Tune in on September 10th for a star-studded event with a mission: to raise money that will help us find a cure for cancer.


Glamour Magazine

Stand Up 2 Cancer

2 Responses to “Stand Up to Cancer TV event to premiere September 10th”

  1. Dalton Morang says:

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  2. Kimberly A Dunlap says:

    I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on July 4, 2009. A tumor was located on my sacrum and the tumor was leaning on my siatic nerve, because of this I was unable to walk and was in constant pain. I had 5 weeks of radiation. I had 5 rounds of chemotherapy. I had 2 rounds of high dose chemotherapy for two seperate bone marrow transplants the last one being April 18, 2010. I’m currently in full remission and taken maintenance meds for my cancer. Although my cancer in manageable it will never go away and I will not know when it will decide to come back. I’m thankful everyday to God and my Family that I have a second chance at life. God and my husband got me through some of the roughest part of my treatments.

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