Stand Up to Cancer Honored Katie Couric for her dedication to Cancer Advocacy


"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: (L-R) Reese Witherspoon, Emmy Rossum, Katie Couric and Hillary Scott attend Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"

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Event chairs Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, Performers Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum; Celebrity guests Alec Baldwin, Ken Jeong, Maura Tierney, Joe Torre, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Emmy Rossum, Alice Eve, Donna Karan and Scott Lagasse, Jr.; Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Co-Founder and Award-Winning Journalist Katie Couric and other SU2C co-founders.

Standing Room Only, presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and chaired by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon and MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honored SU2C Co-Founder and award-winning journalist Katie Couric for her dedication to cancer advocacy and awareness.  At the event, Stand Up To Cancer announced new collaborations with American Airlines, Merck & Co., Inc.  SU2C also announced new major contributions from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and celebrated Major League Baseball, MasterCard, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research for their long-standing support of Stand Up To Cancer.

The event  featured performances by Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.  Funds raised through this event will support collaborative cancer research, including a new Dream Team focused on colon cancer, which is still this country’s second-leading cancer killer of men and women combined and a cause that remains close to Katie’s heart.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City

 

About Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.

Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren, and Kathleen Lobb. The late co-founder Laura Ziskin executive produced Stand Up To Cancer’s Sept. 5, 2008, and Sept. 10, 2010, broadcasts. Lisa Paulsen and Pam Williams were executive producers, and the other CFA members were co-producers, of the 2014 telecast. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C’s president since 2011.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standup2cancer.org.

"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: (L-R) Reese Witherspoon, Emmy Rossum, Katie Couric and Hillary Scott attend Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: (L-R) Reese Witherspoon, Emmy Rossum, Katie Couric and Hillary Scott attend Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: (L-R) Reese Witherspoon, Sheryl Crow and Katie Couric attend Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: (L-R) Reese Witherspoon, Sheryl Crow and Katie Couric attend Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Recording artist Sheryl Crow (L) and actress Reese Witherspoon attend Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: Recording artist Sheryl Crow (L) and actress Reese Witherspoon attend Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Actress Emmy Rossum attends Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: Actress Emmy Rossum attends Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: (L-R) Hilaria Baldwin, Katie Couric and Alec Baldwin attend Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: (L-R) Hilaria Baldwin, Katie Couric and Alec Baldwin attend Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Actor Jamie Foxx attends Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: Actor Jamie Foxx attends Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Co-Founder & SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors, Katie Couric attends Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: Co-Founder & SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors, Katie Couric attends Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EIF)”
"NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Actor Ken Jeong (L) and Co-founder & SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors, Katie Couric attend Stand Up To Cancer's New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EIF)"
“NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 09: Actor Ken Jeong (L) and Co-founder & SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors, Katie Couric attend Stand Up To Cancer’s New York Standing Room Only, presented by Entertainment Industry Foundation, with donors American Airlines and Merck, chaired by Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon & MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, honoring Katie Couric at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EIF)”
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