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Stand Up To Cancer Telecast Garners $111 Million In Pledges To Date Executive-Produced by Bradley Cooper

The broadcasted Stand Up To Cancer show helps fund the charity Stand Up To Cancers (SU2C) groundbreaking approach to translational research, accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients. The live telecast from The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, aired simultaneously over more than 60 broadcast and cable networks and streaming services across the United States and Canada. The show featured a stellar cast of celebrated figures from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports, and science, as well several cancer survivors who have benefited from SU2C-supported research.

The broadcast was executive-produced by Bradley Cooper, Academy Award-nominated actor and founder of the Bradley Charles Cooper Foundation, along with the award-winning event producers Done + Dusted in collaboration with SU2C’s production team. “Stand Up To Cancer’s mission to accelerate cancer research may one day mean that virtually all cancer patients can become cancer survivors,” said Executive Producer Bradley Cooper, who lost his father, Charles Cooper, to lung cancer in 2011

Musical performances during the show included Keith Urban with Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley covering David Bowie’s Heroes from the Academy of Country Music Honors, and songs performed by Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth and Gallant. Canadian superstar Céline Dion closed the show with a moving rendition of Recovering, a song given to her by Pink about rebounding from loss, which she dedicated to her husband, father and brother, all of whom died of cancer.

SU2C is a major force in the development of innovative and more effective cancer treatments such as immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. SU2C is supporting advancements in immunotherapy treatments for leukemia, melanoma, and cancers of the pancreas, head and neck, lung, and ovary. The broadcast raised a total of $111 million in pledges to date with 100% of the donations received from the general public go directly to cancer research programs.

Photo By: Kevin Mazur/American Broadcasting Companies Inc via Getty Images

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