Gwyneth Paltrow to Produce Cancer Telethon
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:03:04
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.
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