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    Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:03:04

    Gwyneth Paltrow to Produce Cancer Telethon - She replaces the late Laura Ziskin

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    Actress, singer, mother, Gooper and wife of Coldplay's Chris Martin -that's Gwyneth Paltrow- will replace the late Laura Ziskin as executive producer of a cancer telethon. Ziskin died of cancer last year.

    Ziskin co-founded Stand Up To Cancer (SUTC), a charity to raise research funds, during her own battle with the disease. The org has had two telethons since its inception in 2008, with A-listers like Michael Douglas, Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry taking part.

    Paltrow, who lost her dad Bruce to cancer back in 2002, will now exec produce.

    In a statement, Gwynnie said, "This broadcast has become a global call-to-action for all those touched by cancer. Like so many people, I know what it's like to lose a family member to this disease, and I'm honored to stand up in my father's memory."

    The telethon airs Sept. 7.

    What can you do to help raise cancer awareness?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.16.12



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