By Adam Markovitz
Updated September 16, 2010 at 10:31 AM EDT

Stand Up to Cancer, the multi-network telethon hosted by Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Brian Wilson last Friday, has raised over $80 million in pledges for cancer research and treatment, reports Variety. Ratings for the special were up 15 per cent from its first edition, which raised $100 million in 2008.