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Stand Up to Cancer Fundraising Special Returns Saturday, August 19, 2023 on ABC, ESPN News, and More

Stand Up to Cancer

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) returns on Saturday, August 19, with a one-hour fundraising special commemorating 15 years of impact airing on several networks.

The Details

Over the course of one hour, the show, titled “How It Started, How It’s Going,” will celebrate 15 years of cutting-edge cancer research and highlight special moments with stars from film, television, sports and journalism who have supported the SU2C movement.

The show will also feature renowned SU2C-funded cancer scientists, who will discuss the progress being made in the fight against cancer and the critical need to continue to fund life-saving research.

In addition, there will be touching stories from cancer survivors who have received breakthrough treatments supported by SU2C. I won’t be on the show, but I’m also a cancer survivor who was able to beat it thanks to the medical advances discovered by donaations to SU2C.

SU2C brings together the best and the brightest in the cancer community to help new therapies move from the laboratory to the patient quickly. By galvanizing the entertainment community, SU2C creates awareness and educates the public on cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and raises funds to support these efforts.

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The Participants

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will take part in the fundraising special alongside Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Katie Couric, Danai Gurira, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Queen Latifah, Maria Menounos, Julianne Moore, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet and Justin Timberlake.

The telecast will feature a special montage of comedic skits from past shows including Jack Black, Ben Falcone, Zach Galifianakis, Brad Garrett, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Jay Leno, Melissa McCarthy, and Matthew McConaughey, along with past musical performances from the likes of Brittany Howard, Simone Ledward Boseman, and The Who.

How to Watch

The celebration will air and stream in the U.S. on Saturday, August 19 at 8pm and PT / 7pm CT, on more than 55 participating media platforms.

Viewers can tune in to ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, American Heroes Channel, AMC+, Aspire TV, AXS, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, ESPN News, Estrella TV, Fight Network, FS2, Galavisión, Game+, HBO, HBO Latino, HD Net, IFC, Jewish Life Television, LATV, MGM+, Ovation, Pluto TV, Scripps News, Spectrum News, Starz, Tubi, and UP TV.

The telecast will also be available on-demand afterwards on several streaming platforms spanning Disney+, Hulu, Max, Peacock, Showtime, and more.

City Lights

In addition to the telecast, more than a dozen buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in a united show of support for the upcoming telecast.

Confirmed participating buildings and landmarks include Electric Tower (New York, NY), Big Dam Bridge (Little Rock, AR), Los Angeles City Council (Los Angeles, CA), LAX Pylons (Los Angeles, CA), Rocky Hill’s Town Hall (Rocky Hill, CT), CNL Center (Orlando, FL), 200 South Orange Tower (Orlando, FL), Rosemary Square/LED The Wishing Tree (West Palm Beach, FL), 1180 Peachtree Tower (Atlanta, GA), 999 Peachtree Building (Atlanta, GA), Eighth & Main (Boise, ID), Indiana Power and Light Building (Indianapolis, IN), MLK Jr. Memorial Bridge (Fort Wayne, IN), Flint Hills Discovery Center (Manhattan, KS), Boston City Hall (Boston, MA), US Bancorp Center (Minneapolis, MN) and Memorial Bridge (Portsmouth, NH).

All will be lit in a combination of SU2C’s signature colors: red, orange, yellow or white.