Add activist to Alison Sweeney's growing resume. The Biggest Loser host and former Days of Our Lives actress will participate in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C ) telethon on Friday.
The organization's core goal is to raise awareness and gain funds for research and new therapies for cancer-stricken patients. Sweeney, a SU2C ambassador, will be among the many celebrities taking part in the telecast which will air live simultaneously on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and 26 other broadcast and cable outlets.
In an interview with USA Today, Sweeney explained why she decided to join SU2C. She said:
Two of my closet friends have very personal stories. I lost my grandmother to cancer before I was born. It's something we're all dealing with. ... SU2C is leaving no stone unturned. It's an amazing thing to have this opportunity to touch so many lives
Stand Up To Cancer's TV event airs Sept. 5 at 8 PM EST.