August 17, 2010 10:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
The hit reality showÂ Survivor is teaming up with real-life survivors to raise funds for cancer research. The reality competition is forming an alliance with the nonprofit organization, Stand Up To Cancer. Former Survivor castaway, and real life cancer survivor, Ethan Zohn will serve as the spokesperson for the effort. Keep reading for more details…
Yesterday, formerÂ Survivor castaway, and real life cancer survivor, Ethan Zohn hinted that a major announcement was coming our way regarding the popular reality TV show. Today, it was announced that Survivor is partnering with Stand Up To Cancer to raise funds for cancer research.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a grassroots organization raising funds for groundbreaking cancer research. Survivor will be the first television show to form a team for the SU2C Team Challenge to assist in the fundraising efforts. Donations for the Survivor SU2C team will be accepted year round atÂ www.standup2cancer.org/survivor.
Former Survivor: Africa winner, Ethan Zohn, who also appeared on Survivor: All-Stars and overcame a struggle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this year, will be the spokesperson for the team. He will host a televised fundraising event on September 10 (8pm on CBS) as well as regularly blog on the team’s website.
“Survivor remains one of the most popular shows on TV, and over the last ten years we’ve seen it grow into something truly special,” said Anne O’Grady, Executive Vice President, CBS Marketing.Â “But throughout its run, cancer has touched several of our contestants, giving far greater meaning to the title of the show. Â All of us at CBS are extremely proud to makeÂ Survivor a player in the quest to outwit cancer â€“ and we’re thrilled that Ethan has signed on to serve as theÂ Survivor SU2C spokesperson.”
Ethan Zohn made the announcement this morning on The Early Show. “I’m a Survivor in every sense of the word and that’s why I’m so excited to be part of this movement to outwit cancer for good,” he said. “In my eyes, this is my Survivor moment, my legacyâ€¦ It’s better than winning the million dollars.”
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