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Celebs Set to Stand Up for Cancer

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Make sure your phone, computer and other mobile devices are charged this September. A celebrity may contact you!

During the hour-long "Stand Up to Cancer" telecast on September 5, set to air on 31 broadcast and cable networks simultaneously, celebs such as Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland will participate and make calls. 

Instead of having stars use phone banks as they have in past telethons, they'll be connecting with viewers by phone, online on Facebook and other media outlets via a "digital lounge" hosted by Katie Couric. Fans and supporters can sign up for the "We're Calling You" initiative beginning Wednesday at werecallingyou.org.

"We'll have plenty of stars reaching out to donors via social media, thanking them through Facebook messages, digital shout outs, Instagrams and tweets," Couric said. "In other words, this year, we are so 2014!"

She also stated that, "Instead of people calling in with the hope of talking to a celebrity, stars will be calling and sending social shout-outs to viewers at home."

The telethon special will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, The Who, Common & Lupe Fiasco and Dave Matthews. Funds that are raised by the telethon support international, inter-disciplinary scientific research that aims at discovering new treatments for several types of cancers. 

The first telethon was broadcasted in 2008 and has since raised over $260 million.

So... Will you be donating? Which celebrity would you most like to speak with and donate through?

Hurry and sign up now at werecallingyou.org!

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