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Applegate, others star in 'Stand Up To Cancer'

 Actresses Christina Applegate, left, and Nia Vardalos pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Cali...
 Elizabeth Edwards, left, and actress Maura Tierney pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.,...
 Actress Marcia Cross arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fund...
 Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fun...
 Actor Thomas Jane arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundrai...
 Actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The f...
 Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10...
 Actresses Maura Tierney, left, Fran Drescher, center, and Cheryl Hines pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in ...
 Actress Sally Field arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundr...
 Actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The f...
 Randy Jackson arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundraising...
 Event co-hosts Brian Williams, left, and Katie Couric at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday,...
 Elizabeth Edwards arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundrai...
 Former figure skater Dorothy Hamill arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10,...
 Musician Neil Diamond arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fun...
 Musicians Kris Kristofferson, left, Martina McBride, center, and Dave Stewart pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Stud...
 Actress Mandy Moore arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundr...
 Singer Leona Lewis arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundra...

Stand Up To Cancer

Actresses Christina Applegate, left, and Nia Vardalos pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Cali...

Stand Up To Cancer

Elizabeth Edwards, left, and actress Maura Tierney pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.,...

Stand Up To Cancer

Actress Marcia Cross arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fund...

Stand Up To Cancer

Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fun...

Stand Up To Cancer

Actor Thomas Jane arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundrai...

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Actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The f...

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Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10...

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Actresses Maura Tierney, left, Fran Drescher, center, and Cheryl Hines pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in ...

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Actress Sally Field arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundr...

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Actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The f...

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Randy Jackson arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundraising...

Stand Up To Cancer

Event co-hosts Brian Williams, left, and Katie Couric at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday,...

Stand Up To Cancer

Elizabeth Edwards arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundrai...

Stand Up To Cancer

Former figure skater Dorothy Hamill arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10,...

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Musician Neil Diamond arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fun...

Stand Up To Cancer

Musicians Kris Kristofferson, left, Martina McBride, center, and Dave Stewart pose together at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Stud...

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Actress Mandy Moore arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundr...

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Singer Leona Lewis arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The fundra...

Actresses Sofia Vergara and Christina Applegate were among the numerous celebrity cancer survivors cramming the red carpet Friday leading into the second "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon.
"Modern Family" star Vergara, 38, talked about beating thyroid cancer, which was diagnosed about 10 years ago.
"Well, I think cancer for me was a very hard experience in my life, because I was young and I had my kid," said the Colombian actress. "But I think it was also very good, because I changed the way I live my life. I think now I don't sweat the small stuff anymore. It makes you realize, it makes you change your priorities in life. So, I was very lucky that I was able to beat it, and I've been in remission for a very long time now. And I learned from it. I learned to live a better way," she said.
Virtually all of the others walking the press gauntlet also shared stories about how they or loved ones were affected by cancer. Among them: actresses Marcia Cross and Fran Drescher, sports figures Dorothy Hamill and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, musicians Neil Diamond and Kelly Osbourne.
Osbourne, 25, said her presence was solely due to her mother Sharon's battle with colon cancer. "I know how hard it is to watch somebody you love so much be so sick, and not know how to help them," Osbourne noted. "But the one thing that I did learn from it is that just being there and just helping my mom out, and just trying to cheer her up was all I really needed to do, because that's all she wanted."
The "Stand Up for Cancer" telethon, which aired on virtually all major television networks in the United States and in many countries worldwide, included taped appearances by actor Michael Douglas, who is currently battling throat cancer, and actor George Clooney, whose legendary aunt, actress and singer Rosemary Clooney, died from lung cancer in 2002. Others appearing on the telethon included actor Will Smith, musician Stevie Wonder and U.S. president Barack Obama.
The first "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon took place in 2008 and raised some $100 million for cancer research. A publicist for the event said a tally of this year's donations would not be available until later in the weekend.
The event was hosted by news anchors Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams and Katie Couric and produced by Film and TV producer Laura Ziskin, a cancer survivor.
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http://www.standup2cancer.org


Updated : 2021-04-13 03:55 GMT+08:00