Sofia Vergara is joining the fight against cancer.
The Modern Family star, and cancer survivor, will participate in the third annual Stand Up to Cancer telethon airing this Friday on a variety of networks including, ABC, NBC, Mun2, and HBO Latino. The Colombian actress will share the stage with a long list of celebrities including Alicia Keys, Matt Damon, Jessica Biel and many more.
According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death among Latinos. In addition, 1 in 3 Latinas run the risk of being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The 2009 to 2011 report also reveals that breast cancer is the cause of deadly cases for Hispanic women, while prostate cancer is the highest for Latinos.
The Stand Up to Cancer organization, started by producer Laura Ziskin, has raised more than $180 million for cancer research, reports the NY Post.
Will you support the cause?