That’s why over a dozen stars took part in the newest Stand Up to Cancer PSA, including Kristen Bell, Zac Efron, Dakota Fanning, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Donald Faison, and Jon Heder.
The “Change The Odds” PSA will help raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research. It’s co-directed by Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” Untitled “Spider Man” Reboot) and Rich Lee, and produced by Laura Ziskin and Pam Williams.
“Change the Odds” puts cancer into frightening perspective. The odds of certain events are quite low — becoming an astronaut (1 in 13,200,000) or getting trapped in an elevator (1 in 24,528). But this is in sharp contrast with the odds of getting cancer. Ready for the bad news? In the US, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.
The PSA sends viewers to standup2cancer.org, where young people can learn about about ways to reduce their cancer risks, including using sunscreen, quitting smoking and adding anti-cancer foods to their diets.
The TV special “Stand Up To Cancer” will return to prime time TV on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraiser will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Discovery Health, E!, MLB Network, The Style Network, VH1, HBO Latino, Showtime, TV One, G4 and hosted by network news anchors Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams. Let’s watch the TV fundraiser, help and beat this darn disease! Follow Zap2it and Elizadish on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news