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Dave Matthews Scheduled To Play Stand Up To Cancer Telethon: Ariana Grande, The Who, Common & Jennifer Hudson Also To Perform

by   Aug 20, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

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Dave Matthews will reportedly play the upcoming Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telethon on Sept. 5, according to a press release via the organization's site. The show will appear on over 30 stations in the United States as well nine in Canada and will also feature performances from the likes of Ariana Grande, The Who, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Jennifer Hudson, and more.

The upcoming telethon will be the fourth televised SU2C event, held every other year, and will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The movement brings in a star-studded line of A-listers, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, and Will Ferrell, to name just some. The organization promises more performers and celebs – who will be on the phones accepting donations – will be announced in the coming weeks.

The televised SU2C show will be executive produced by both Paltrow and Tenth Planet Productions' Joel Gallen. As the release states, the Shallow Hal star claims, "Cancer affects us all, and each and every person can help the scientists who are working 24/7 to save more lives. We want to get that message out in as many ways as possible, so we're excited to use social media to reach supporters from all over who are helping to grow the Stand Up To Cancer movement, and hopefully, get even more people to stand up with us."

While the telethon isn't until Sept 5, donations are currently being accepted via the SU2C site.

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