Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer

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Matthew McConaughey, Katie Couric and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey, Katie Couric and Camila Alves

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Hollywood stars came together to fight cancer on Wednesday evening as they attended the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) Stand Up to Cancer benefit in Culver City.

The haute event, held at The Book Bindery, was chaired by CAA’s Jim Toth and wife Reese Witherspoon and was hosted by Into the Woods star James Corden.

Susan and Robert Downey Jr.
Susan and Robert Downey Jr.

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Attendees who pledged their time, money, or both included Robert Downey Jr., Camila and Matthew McConaughey, Eva Mendes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Marg Helgenberger, Dan Bucatinsky, Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban, Stacy Keibler, Poppy Montgomery and Mallory Jansen. They were rewarded with a performance from Oscar nominees John Legend and Common.

Tony Hale, James Corden & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Tony Hale, James Corden & Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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Between gifts from major donors and ticket sales, more than $16 million was pledged in connection with the 2015 event to fund Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative research including its support of The Jim Toth Sr. Breakthrough Lung Cancer Research Award, which was established last year.

Stacy Kiebler
Stacy Kiebler

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Each year, Stand Up To Cancer recognizes one of its generous corporate donors for their support. Yesterday, co-founder Katie Couric honored Visionary Donor MasterCard, which has committed more than $25 million since the formation of SU2C and announced a new donation of $10 million to support SU2C’s innovative cancer research programs. Additionally, a $6 million grant from The Lustgarten Foundation will be combined with funding from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) for a new three-year, international pancreatic cancer dream team with SU2C.

James Corden and Jim Toth
James Corden and Jim Toth

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Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren, and Kathleen Lobb. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008.

Marg Helgenberger

 

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