"Stand Up to Cancer" continues its tradition to hold a star-studded telethon to support the good cause. This year, the event will be supported by Taylor Swift, Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow. Set to perform are Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw along with Swift.
Other participants are Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Chelsea Handler, Rashida Jones, Joe Manganiello, Simon Baker, Jordana Brewster, Diem Brown, Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, Minka Kelly, Jillian Michaels, Masi Oka, Ana Maria Polo, Alison Sweeney and Katie Couric.
The telethon is going to take place Friday, September 7 and broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Networks like ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the nationally-televised fund-raising special.
The program will include a celebrity phone/multi-media bank that will allow viewers to interact with participating talents. Viewers will also be able to donate via text-to-give and at standup2cancer.org. One hundred percent of all public donations will go directly to cancer research.
The fundraiser is executive produced by Paltrow and Joel Gallen. "I'm honored to be working with such talented artists who are lending their voice to SU2C's mission," said Gallen. "As we continue to plan the 2012 show, there's a hopeful energy building that the groundbreaking research we help fund will make an enormous impact in the fight against cancer."
Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.