Ashanti, Carrie Underwood, Ciara, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield and Sheryl
Crow To Perform
NEW YORK, Sept 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Conde Nast Media Group announced today that Ashanti, Carrie Underwood, Ciara, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield, and Sheryl Crow will join together on stage at Radio City Music Hall for the 5th Anniversary of FASHION ROCKS in a Live performance of "Just Stand Up," the unprecedented charity single in support of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a new initiative to raise philanthropic dollars for accelerating ground-breaking cancer research. The star-studded television premiere of the song will be fed live from the FASHION ROCKS stage to the Stand Up To Cancer's special, which will be airing simultaneously on ABC, CBS, and NBC on Friday, September 5th. Proceeds from the FASHION ROCKS concert will also be donated to the charity.
"We are so pleased to be the venue that brings together such a unique and talented group of artists to draw attention to such a worthwhile cause," said Richard Beckman, president Conde Nast Media Group and executive producer of FASHION ROCKS. "That FASHION ROCKS can use its power to shine the spotlight on Stand Up To Cancer's mission makes all of us associated with the production very proud."
"We are indebted to Richard Beckman and his team for making such an extraordinary moment possible," said Lisa Paulsen, President and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the charitable organization that helped establish Stand Up To Cancer. "Conde Nast Media Group has been a tremendous champion for Stand Up To Cancer."
"Our goal with this initiative and TV show is to 'tip' the conversation in this country about cancer -- to get people riled up, so they want to do something about the fact that it still takes so many lives," Laura Ziskin, Stand Up To Cancer Executive Producer of the September 5 television special and a cancer survivor. "We are grateful to L.A. Reid, Kenny Edmonds and the performers for donating their talent to our cause, and I can't think of a more perfect venue then FASHION ROCKS to showcase this amazing song which only helps further our momentum to fight cancer as never before."
"Just Stand Up," conceived by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group, and produced by L.A. and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, will be released to radio and will be available to purchase at iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes and mobile carriers worldwide.
FASHION ROCKS, a star-studded extravaganza celebrating the relationship between fashion and music, is a production of Conde Nast Media Group. Richard Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group and Don Mischer serve as executive producers. FASHION ROCKS will air the following Tuesday night, September 9, 2008 in a two-hour special on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
FASHION ROCKS is sponsored by: Chevrolet - Citi - CoverGirl - Kohl's - Nivea - Verizon Wireless
Fans looking for more information on FASHION ROCKS(TM) can log onto http://www.fashionrockslive.com.
FASHION ROCKS is a production of Conde Nast Media Group, a unit of Conde Nast Publications, which includes corporate sales, marketing, interactive and direct sales efforts for all of Conde Nast's consumer magazines and websites. Conde Nast Media Group is recognized as an industry leader for its creation and execution of large-scale, integrated, multi-platform advertising programs and events.
Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and was established by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders, whose lives have all been affected by cancer in significant ways.
Stand Up To Cancer's leadership team includes Katie Couric; Laura Ziskin; the Entertainment Industry Foundation, represented by Board of Directors Chairperson Sherry Lansing (who is also Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation), CEO Lisa Paulsen, and Vice President Kathleen Lobb; the Noreen Fraser Foundation and its executives Noreen Fraser (who is also a cancer survivor) and Woody Fraser, and Rusty Robertson and Sue Schwartz also of the Robertson Schwartz Agency; and nonprofit executive Ellen Ziffren, whose husband, noted L.A. attorney Ken Ziffren, played a pivotal role in bringing together the three networks for the broadcast special.
|SOURCE Conde Nast Media Group|
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