UPDATE, Aug. 20 Stand Up To Cancer will honor Chadwick Boseman with a special tribute by the late actor’s wife Simone and host Anthony Anderson at this year’s fundraising special tomorrow. Boseman, who starred in 42, Get On Up and Black Panther, died last year at the age of 43 of colon cancer.
Set to air Saturday, August 21 at 8 p.m. ET, this year’s Stand Up To Cancer event will broadcast from Los Angeles and air simultaneously on more than 60 participating media platforms across the United States and Canada. The telecast will also be available to stream live and on-demand on several streaming platforms.
The event, co-executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, will see performances by Common, Brittany Howard and more artists that will be announced at a later date.
Stand Up To Cancer seeks to raise funds to support research and new treatments of cancer, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected nearly every aspect of cancer care and research.
The live-event is produced by Done Dusted and Stand Up To Cancer’s production team.