Noreen Fraser


Age: 63

television producer and co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer, a highly successful telethon that aired on three major U.S. networks and in more than 150 others countries in 2008 before becoming an annual event, which has raised a reported $100 million but the money raised by the telethon is awarded to cancer researchers who agree to work cooperatively with other researchers bypassing the competitive currents that many others felt were slowing and perhaps crippling the effort to make rapid headway in the fight against the disease when she became a crusading activist who raised millions for research and swifter treatment for all cancer patients during a 16-year battle with breast cancer.

Cause of Death: Metastatic breast cancer

Born: December 6, 1953

Died: March 27, 2017

Brentwood, California