The third-annual “Stand Up to Cancer” live benefit show was a huge success. The one-hour broadcast raised both awareness and donations for the 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Gwyneth Paltrow, one of dozens of celebrities who appeared at the event, also served as executive producer. The actress told the LA Times, “I was really honored they asked me. It’s wonderful to be involved in something that’s approaching research and doctors with a real proactivity.”
The evening consisted of performances from A-list artists such as Coldplay, Tim McGraw and Alicia Keys. One of the events most emotional moments came when Taylor Swift performed a new song titled “Ronan.” The song is inspired by a young cancer victim’s plight with the disease and the blog his mother kept during the battle.