As an industry primarily defined by beauty and status, the entertainment world of Hollywood and its glitzy counterparts can sometimes be perceived as self-absorbed or shallow. But what many critics fail to see is the overwhelming platform for good that celebrity entertainers have – and how many of them are utilizing that to the fullest.
In an upcoming event, an array of A-list celebrities will volunteer their time and fame to a cause as humble as it is meaningful. Stand Up to Cancer, also known as SU2C, is an organization that promotes innovative cancer research to get new therapies to patients faster and more effectively. The group will host its third telethon to raise money for cancer treatment research, in the wake of the two wildly successful events that took place in 2008 and 2010. The show aims to fuel research and awareness of what is quickly becoming the leading cause of death in the world today.
The impressive celebrity roster includes big names such as Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Jessica Biel, Emma Stone, Katie Couric, Chelsea Handler, Rashida Jones and Michael Douglas, with musical performances from Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys and Coldplay. These stars and more will be part of a phone/multi-media bank that will allow viewers to interact with participating talent as people call in to pledge money for the cause. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to cancer research.
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7, to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, according to the SU2C website. As these organizations donate their time to this worthy cause, even dissenters find it difficult to paint the entire industry in a negative light.
The fame, money and influence granted to celebrities gives them enormous opportunity to make a difference in the world. At the end of the day, the entertainment industry has a unique privilege to reach and inspire millions of people.
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