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Stand Up 2 Cancer Telethon Lineup Announced

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 19th 2010 11:30AM
Maura TierneySeasoned TV veterans and cancer survivors Christina Applegate and Maura Tierney are among the celebrities who will participate in the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon airing live across various networks on Fri., Sept. 10 at 8PM ET.

According to TV Guide, Stevie Wonder with Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart will all perform during the TV special.

ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1 will carry the telethon live.

Celebrities, political figures and journalists such as Fran Drescher, Elizabeth Edwards, Lance Armstrong, Sharon Osbourne, Robin Roberts, Ethan Zohn, Michael C. Hall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sofia Vergara, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Sally Field, Laura Linney, Seth Rogen, Mandy Moore, Ray Liotta, Seth MacFarlane, Alyson Hannigan, Apolo Anton Ohno, David Boreanaz, Abigail Breslin, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Jim Parsons, Terrence Howard, Cindy Crawford, Minka Kelly and Reese Witherspoon are also among the participants.

Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams are hosting the telethon that is designed to raise awareness and funds for cancer and cancer research.

"We couldn't do this without everyone's help - from the networks and cable channels donating the airtime to our celebrity volunteers participating in the show and a lot of other people in between," Sherry Lansing, co-founder of Stand Up 2 Cancer, said in a statement.

The 2008 telecast helped raise more than $100 million in funds and was seen in more than 170 countries.

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