On January 28, award winning actor, comedian, & music artist Jamie Foxx along with fellow actor/comedian & "Hangover" star Ken Jeong did a surprise on-stage performance together at EIF's "Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer event". The event was held at The Book Bindery in Culver City, California...and in addition to Foxx, the event also featured special musical performances from Christina Aguilera & John Mayer.
Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer, presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and chaired by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, celebrated the executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and the numerous cable networks who donate the airtime for Stand Up To Cancers (SU2C) roadblock fundraisers.
At the event, Stand Up To Cancer announced The Jim Toth Sr. Breakthrough Lung Cancer Research Award in honor of Toths father who passed away from lung cancer. Also a major new collaboration between SU2C and The American Cancer Society (ACS) was announced, with the first significant research project focusing on lung cancer. Bristol-Myers Squibb is also becoming an SU2C donor, and will support that Dream Team. The event also saluted the scientists and doctors conducting SU2C-funded research; SU2Cs scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); along with SU2C founding donor Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig & Sue Selig.
The event was produced by Yifat Oren & Associates in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Musical director for the evening was Rickey Minor.