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Posted at 1:15 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Celebrities come together for tonight's 'Stand Up To Cancer' telethon

By Sarah Anne Hughes

Michael Douglas, who recently revealed he is battling cancer, is just one celeb who will participate in tonight's telethon (Chris Pizzello - AP) | GALLERY

More than 100 celebrities will join together tonight for the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon. The hour-long fundraising event will be be simulcast by ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and some cable channels commercial-free. News anchors Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams will host. Stevie Wonder, Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong are just a few of the big names who will participate in tonight's telethon. Michael Douglas and Maura Tierney, who are current battling cancer, will also attend. Donations will go to collaborative cancer research.

Check back in for Hank Stuever's recap of the event tonight. In the meantime, here's a live Twitter stream related to the telethon:

By Sarah Anne Hughes  | September 10, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
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Cancer has been a big part of my family's life this past year. Community, family and the medical world must combine to support the patient and their family. I 'll be watching tonight! Thanks for the great article!

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