Stand up to cancer

One out of two men, and one out of three women, will get cancer in their lifetimes. Every sixty seconds another American dies of cancer. Everyone is affected by the disease whether they are diagnosed with it or not. After my bout last summer with cancerous cells on my cervix I became more aware of the disease in general.

Stand Up to Cancer
is launching a new movement to attack cancer once and for all by pushing promising scientific breakthroughs and doing a celeb-studded telethon airing on three networks, NBC, ABC and CBS on Sept. 5. It's going to be huge!

I'm proud to say the foundation is my client and that I'm helping to promote the organization Online. As a result, I got to attend and be an extra in a Public Service Announcement taping with 7th Heaven actress Jessica Biel out on USC's baseball field. I was just an extra in the stands and about four rows behind where she was sitting, as a result my photos are all of her back. She looked very girl next door in her Stand Up To Cancer t-shirt and her brown hair at shoulder length, very natural. I doubt I'll even be visible in the final shot, but it was fun being there at the filming. It's amazing how long and how much work goes into making a 60 second piece like that. Here are the photos:

If you're on Facebook be sure and add the Stand Up To Cancer application The Stand and share your cancer story. Some A-list celebrities will end up reading selected excepts on air, who knows it could be yours.


  1. Tara, I saw something about this yesterday when I went to see Wanted. I'm so glad that there is a benefit going on this huge for cancer. I've had family members with this horrible disease, but until it got me, I don't think it would have meant as much. I can't wait to see the results from this and hope that it really does help create some breakthroughs. My particular kind of breast cancer (triple negative) is one with the least therapies and the most unknowns. I'm not on FAcebook anymore, but this might be a good reason to get back on. Please let me know if there's any way I can help you with this or be involved.


  2. Cancer is an evil disease to watch. It robbed me of my dad just over a yaer ago and I really hate to see anyone have to say goodbye to someone they love b/c of it.


  3. I too have my own story, having lost a male reproductive organ to the threat when I was young--it affects one's life forever in ways I didn't even imagine, thinking at the time it was no big deal. Thanks for sharing your story!