Archive for September, 2010


The Stand Up to Cancer 2010 telethon is today, and here’s the final talent list (it’s good, so watch AND give)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 will air today, Friday, September 10, 2010 on all major U.S. networks. Please be generous, and enjoy an amazing lineup of Hollywood superstars and international talent.

Donate now via the Stand Up to Cancer website. 100% of your donation will go to collaborative cancer research, and the organization that receives your help has an amazing track record. This is a great investment–in goodwill and in your health!


The Cancer Beat: Thursday, September 2, 2010

No one used to talk about cancer. It was the C-word, and social restrictions limited discussions to doctors and patients, and patients only with their closest family members. But—and fortunately—times have changed, and now with the world online, news and conversations about cancer are everywhere. The problem today is information overload, and Ciao, Cancer! is going to start filtering it for you, pulling out the gems in a weekly post called, “The Cancer Beat”.


Stand Up to Cancer 2010 telethon is just around the corner. Bring tissues. And your checkbook.

A couple of weeks ago, just before heading out to the Cape, I posted a video of some of the top names in the music industry performing the song “Just Stand Up!” at the 2008 “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon. It’s a bit cheesy, admittedly, like “Do they know it’s Christmas?”, the flagship song of 1984’s BandAid initiative—but both of them brought tears to my eyes. With the 2010 Stand Up to Cancer telethon right around the corner—Friday, September 10, from 8pm to 9pm EDT—I’m getting prepared, with my fuzzy blanket, a big, poofy pillow, and two boxes of tissues. And not only because some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be there, but also because Stand Up to Cancer has actually done some amazing stuff with the $100 million they raised in 2008, I’ll have my checkbook next to me as well.