In a statement, Witherspoon said: “Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of death in Canada.” “I am proud to emphasize Stand Up to Cancer’s outstanding doctors and scientists. Work tirelessly on cancer research, innovative treatments, and much-needed patient care.”
“My father died of this disease, and we are honored to continue to support the important work of standing up to fight cancer as a co-producer of TV and radio,” Toth added.
“Black” stars Anthony Anderson, Zheng Ken, Chen Hao and Sofia Vergara will co-host the TV broadcast, which will also feature performances by Grammy-winning artists Common and Brittany Howard.
Vergara is a survivor of thyroid cancer. She pointed out that the most important part of her cancer diagnosis is early detection: “Given all the complications and delays caused by the pandemic, it is more important than ever to support the fight against cancer, so other People have the resources they need for early detection.”
“When my father died of cancer, it gave me new consciousness and a goal of healing,” Common said. “Everything I do carries his spirit. I know that on this special night, he will stand up with me to fight cancer.”
The TV broadcast marked the seventh biennial obstacle TV fundraising special to stand up for cancer. Other celebrity guests and performers will be announced later.
You can watch the 2021 Stand Up to Cancer fundraising event on Saturday, August 21st at 8pm Eastern Time/Pacific Time | 7pm ABC time.
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