Hollywood actresses Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston are set to appear in a Stand Up To Cancer telethon in an attempt to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
The live fundraising broadcast will be simultaneously shown on US TV networks ABC, CBS and NBC on September 5.
Other celebrities to appear on the telethon include Scarlett Johansson, Christina Applegate, America Ferrera and Sally Field, reports China Daily..
Raymond N DuBois, Executive Vice President at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, added: "The Stand Up To Cancer model is distinctive because it emphasises collaboration among scientists and will accelerate translational research on the verge of breakthroughs as well as provide an additional revenue stream to encourage novel, high-risk proposals that have great potential in making inroads against cancer."
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