Stand Up To Cancer to pay tribute to David Bowie
Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK are to pay tribute to David Bowie, one of the world's most visionary and influential songwriters and performers, during their live Stand Up To Cancer show on Friday 21st October.
Bowie, who very sadly died from cancer in January after living with the disease for 18 months, will be celebrated by his friend Boy George and a very special choir as they pay tribute to the life and music of a legend.
Boy George said, "Bowie gave me so much and cancer just keeps taking."
Stand Up To Cancer's live programme, sponsored by BT, will be an unforgettable night of entertainment on the 21st October and fundraising on Channel 4. Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Adam Hills will be joined by a flock of famous faces to make you laugh, cry and raise enormous amounts of money.
Launched in the UK in 2012, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 raises funds for translational research, accelerating new cancer treatments and tests to UK patients to save more lives, more quickly. More than £25million has been raised in the UK to date and 30 trials and projects have been funded, with around 9,000 cancer patients either participating, or due to participate.
About Stand Up To Cancer (UK)
• Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4
• Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, accelerating new cancer treatments and tests to UK patients to ultimately save more lives
• More than £25million has been raised in the UK to date and 30 trials have been funded, involving more than 9,000 cancer patients
• This October Stand Up to Cancer returns to Channel 4 with an unmissable night of live TV
• Teaming up with YouTube for a second year, there will be more fun and games with some of the internet’s best-loved Content Creators including Zoella, Joe Sugg, Caspar Lee, Niki’n’Sammy and many more
• Stars such as Naomi Campbell, Noel Gallagher, Nicole Scherzinger, Pharrell Williams, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Britney Spears, Idris Elba, Andy Murray, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, Martin Freeman, Jamie Oliver, Kathy Burke, Miranda Hart, Paul O’Grady, Richard Ayoade, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jack O’Connell, Lily James, Rosamund Pike, Sophie Turner, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones and Will Poulter are just some of the talent who have supported Stand Up To Cancer
• To find out more about fundraising activities visit Standuptocancer.org.uk (opens in a new window) or channel4.co.uk/SU2C (opens in a new window) or follow us on Facebook (opens in a new window), Twitter (opens in a new window) or Instagram (opens in a new window)