Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stand Up To Cancer Telethon

Blight is big, but so are the celebrities bent to advice exhausted it.

Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and Robert Pattinson were amid dozens of stars who appeared Friday on the third Angle Up to Blight telethon.

"Let's anatomy a apple area blight is no more," a black Hanks said on the hour-long affairs that was agitated commercial-free by the above advertisement networks and a cardinal of cable channels.

Some of the stars who alternate had apparent blight affect or affirmation a ancestors member. Others had
fought the ache themselves.

"It best a action with the amiss guy," said Douglas, who had throat cancer. "Cancer didn't accompany me to my knees, it brought me to my feet. I angle tonight because I demand to be allotment of this accomplishment to acquisition an end to cancer. This is possible."

The telethon included abbreviate films about bodies angry the disease, including a 3-year-old boy, Justin, who distracts himself from analysis with a admired toy.

"I don't absolutely anticipate about me casual away. But if I anytime do, I'm demography my Legos with me," he said in the video, with a angry smile.

Onstage, Justin Timberlake asked the flat admirers to angle up for the child, who abounding the event.

"My associate Justin is a fighter. That's what you accept to be as a adolescent adverse a abundance like cancer," Timberlake said.

 The affairs accustomed the anamnesis of "Spider-Man" cine ambassador Laura Ziskin, who helped begin Angle Up to Cancer. She died aftermost year at age 61 afterwards aggressive breast blight for seven years.

"Like every abundant hero, she had a eyes and she set us into motion," Emma Stone said in a videotaped accolade to Ziskin. "And now it's up to us to abide affective advanced to accomplish her dream."

The bulk of money apprenticed during the telethon was not anon available. Donations additionally can be fabricated online at standup2cancer.org, the accumulation said.

Taylor Swift performed a song she wrote for a adolescent blight victim, a 3-year-old who died aftermost year. Swift wrote "Ronan" afterwards account the blog of the child's mother, Maya Thompson, who is accustomed as a co-writer.

The song is accessible on iTunes, with gain to go to cancer-related charities.

Other performers included Alicia Keys ("Not Even the King"), Coldplay ("Paradise") and Tim McGraw, who bankrupt the appearance with his agitating "Live Like You Were Dying."

Among those staffing the buzz banks were Olympic best Gabby Douglas, Eric Stonestreet, Ray Romano and Chelsea Handler,

The advertisement absolved a band amid acrid absoluteness and hope.

During Roberts' remarks, she cautioned admirers that one in two men and one in three women will get blight and that blight "kills a adolescent every four hours in this country."

"This is why we accept to abutment Angle Up to Cancer. This amazing movement has accumulated dream teams of the best doctors and scientists accommodating at a agitated clip to save our lives," the extra said.

The ball association has aggregate to go afterwards this ache "with aggregate we've got," Roberts said.

Researchers said the armamentarium supports collaborative aggregation science and avant-garde means of abutting new treatments.

Paltrow, who was an controlling ambassador for the telethon, talked afore the advertisement about her father, administrator Bruce Paltrow, who absent his activity to cancer.

 "It's been about a decade now and I'm array of added acclimated to the actuality that he's not actuality in concrete body," she said. "But I absolutely feel his presence, and I anticipate he would be absolutely blessed that I'm actuality tonight accomplishing this and aggravating to additional added bodies from what he went through."

Stonestreet said his mother was diagnosed with two types of blight aural one year.

"Thankfully, she exhausted it. She's a boxy cookie," he said.

His "Modern Family" co-star, Ty Burrell, absent his dad to blight in 1989. Burrell said there are abounding affidavit to booty allotment in the event.

 "I heard from a acceptable acquaintance of abundance that this affectionate of affair (the telethon) brought him a lot of achievement while he was actuality treated," he said.

Stand Up To Cancer, which additionally receives accumulated donations, is a affairs of the Ball Industry Foundation, a altruistic arm of the TV and cine industries.

The American Association for Blight Analysis is the accurate accomplice of Angle Up To Blight and conducts accurate blank of its analysis projects in affiliation with the SU2C advising committee.

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