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Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

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Over 50 celebrities came together simultaneously for Hollywood’s major cancer research fundraiser, Stand Up to Cancer, an event which was aired on more than 33 channels simultaneously and commercial free on Sept. 5.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

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At weekends end, the fourth annual event had raised $109 million in connection with the “roadblock” fundraising telecasts in the US and Canada.

Image Group LA/American Broadcasting Companies Inc via WireImage
Image Group LA/American Broadcasting Companies Inc via WireImage

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The event, which was co-executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions, was broadcasted live and commercial-free on  ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, along with ABC Family, American Forces Network, AXS TV, Bravo, Cooking Channel, DirecTV, Discovery Fit & Health, E!, Encore, Encore Español, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FOX Sports 2, FXM, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, LMN, Logo TV, MLB Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, Palladia, Pivot, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, Starz, TNT and VH1. The show also streamed live on both Hulu and Yahoo.

Sofia Vergara and Kevin Bacon
Sofia Vergara and Kevin Bacon

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Stars including Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Rob Lowe, Jon Hamm, Anna Kendrick, Mike Meyers, Halle Berry, Katie Couric, Pierce Brosnan, Sofia Vergara, Kevin Bacon, Halle Berry and Eric Stonestreet spoke onstage at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, while other stars including Alison SweeneyAmanda De Cadenet, Angie Harmon, Bree Turner, Brittany Daniel, Charlie Wilson, Dane Cook, Ethan Zohn, Giada De Laurentiis, Hailee Steinfeld, Italia Ricci, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joe Manganiello, Jordana Brewster, Josh Gad, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Maria Menounos, Mira Sorvino, Rob Riggle, Tony Goldwyn and Tony Hale manned the phone banks and social media interactions; Ben Falcone, Ben Stiller, Bradley Cooper, Camila Alves, Danny McBride, Dave Grohl, Emma Stone, Justin Bartha, Justin Theroux, Kathryn Hahn, Matthew McConaughey, Melissa McCarthy, Neil Patrick Harris, Olivia Munn, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Carell, Topher Grace, Will Ferrell, and Zooey Deschanel appeared in pre-taped segments.

Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan

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The star-studded evening featured performances from “It girl”  Ariana Grande, the Dave Matthews Band, The Who, and Jennifer Hudson, Common and Lupe Fiasco. 

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

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SU2C raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and  to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease.

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