[Here’s a shot of Justin, Alicia Keys and Samuel L Jackson at Stand Up To Cancer Telethon at The Shrine Auditorium on September 7, 2012 in LA. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/American Broadcasting Companies Inc via WireImage).]

Hollywood Super Stars including Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Alicia Keys, Samuel L Jackson and more join hands to help fighting against cancer.

NGO Stand Up to Cancer has raised more than $180 million for cancer research and awareness since the telethon was established in 2008. The organization said it has awarded grants to seven multidisciplinary research “Dream Teams” and to scientists seeking innovative approaches to end cancer’s role as the world’s leading cause of death.

The telethon features a celebrity phone bank that allows donors who call in to talk with the stars.

Though celebrities do not have such an ability to cure the illness, their ability to drive a strong influence to the public is doubtless.

Source: Yahoo! news 

Photo Credit: Justin Timberlake’s Facebook page

 

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