Many of entertainment’s finest in film, music, and sports gathered for a greater cause in support of the Stand Up to Cancer benefit concert on Friday night. A fundraiser organized to bring awareness to cancer and treatment, the event hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen was broadcasted over various major networks simultaneously, live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Dane Cook, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon and more made appeareances, lending a hand answering phones and accepting donations. Meanwhile, the show featured live performances from Dave Matthews Band, The Who, and Ariana Grande, who hit the stage to perform the song “My Everything” off her recent No. 1 album. With help from fellow Chicago natives Common and Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco closed the benefit concert out with “Remisson,” a song made to empower those facing the deadly illness and celebrate survivors.
Money raised from the commercial-free show supports cross-disciplinary research toward new cancer treatments. Head to standup2cancer.org for more information and to donate.
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