Posts by Katie Couric

  • An O-mazing Night For Stand Up To Cancer

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric8 days ago

    By Katie Couric

    This year's Stand Up To Cancer event was filled with celebrities, but it turns out the real superstars were the viewers. Thanks to all of you who tuned in, stood up, and gave so generously, we raised more than $109 million dollars!

    The money will be put to excellent use by cancer research Dream Teams, groups of the best and brightest scientists from around the world, developing treatments and cures for the people who need them now. We are also proud to announce the launch of two new Dream Teams dedicated to developing new therapeutic interventions for lung and ovarian cancers.

    This year, I had a special date with me, Athena Damdounis of Manchester, New Hampshire. A month ago, Omaze, the online charity auction, offered up a chance for someone to be my VIP guest and walk the red carpet at this year's SU2C event.  Athena won. For as little as ten dollars, anyone can enter for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This year, SU2C raised $50,000 through Omaze.

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  • Fantasy Football Explained

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric12 days ago

    By Katie Couric Fall means apple cider, pumpkin picking, and a classic American pastime — no, not football — fantasy football.

    An estimated 30 million Americans play the cybersport. From politicians like President Obama, who famously played with sportswriter Rick Reilly in 2008, to celebrities like Elizabeth Banks, Jason Bateman, and Paul Rudd, to professional football players themselves, it seems almost everyone has a team.

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  • Be Katie's V.I.P guest

    Katie Couric at Yahoo20 days ago

    Be Katie's V.I.P guest

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