Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Taylor Swift and Gwyneth Paltrow unite for the cancer Telethon 2012!
have done social works and worked to spread awareness towards various diseases. This time, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L Jackson
are some of the high profile celebrities
who will be taking part in the Cancer Telethon
! It is a fund raiser which will be spent for cancer patients and welfare of the hospitals!
Gwyneth is the executive producer for this fundraiser and the entire event will be carried out free of sponsors between 8 to 9pm on 7th September! The Telethon will be aired in the main four television networks, NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX
along with many other cable networks. In the event, music stars, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys
and the famous international band, Coldplay
will be performing as well.
Other than these main celebrities
twenty five television stars and movie stars will be attending the fundraiser. Stars from the world of sports will also be present in the event. All present in the fundraiser will be taking pledges as informed by the executive producer of the event, Joel Gallen.
It is worth mentioning that this is the third telethon but the previous two telethons were produced by the founder of the "Stand up to Cancer", Laura Ziskin
in the years of 2008 and 2010 respectively. Only last year, Laura breathed her last as she herself was a victim of cancer. Laura had breast cancer and died only at the age of 61 but in her lifetime she also produced the "Spider man" movies.
Gallen, who will be producing the 2012 telethon mentions Laura, saying, "She is irreplaceable! But it is our duty to carry on the work she had started!"
like every year, the telethon has a theme this year. The theme is "Hope" and the event will include information regarding prevention of cancer and the treatments that can be done to save a life!
There are many cancer patients who are actively taking part in the event and are working for "Stand up to Cancer"
. There are several short documentaries made on the development stages of the organizations that are made by the patients themselves. As stated by the representative of the organization, they have contributed 120 million dollars for the cancer treatment research purposes to the scientists.
See below some pics with the star involved in cancer Telethon 2012!
Julia Roberts Matt Damon Taylor Swift Gwyneth Paltrow Emma Stone Telethon 2012
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