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Stand Up To Cancer raises money for cancer research, treatments

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Greta was diagnosed with leukemia at three months old and received treatment thanks to Stand Up To Cancer programs. Greta was diagnosed with leukemia at three months old and received treatment thanks to Stand Up To Cancer programs.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars and funniest people are joining forces for the annual Stand Up To Cancer event on live TV.

The show raises money for programs that help fund cancer research and provide patients with new therapies.

Greta, who was diagnosed with leukemia at three months old, has benefited from the organization.

She received a bone marrow transplant from her then-2-year-old sister, Charlotte but it was unsuccessful.

In 2014, her family moved to Seattle after hearing about a clinical trial for children. Greta received treatment with the Stand Up To Cancer St. Baldrick's team and had a T-cell infusion.

Now, two years later, she's cancer-free and healthy.

Since Stand Up To Cancer was founded in 2008, it has raised more than $370 million.

Celebrities taking part in this year's show include Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Kristin Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, Celine Dion, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban.

Stand Up To Cancer airs on FOX 12 Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.

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