Stand Up To Cancer Returns in September
Stand Up To Cancer returns for the third year on Friday, September 7th at 8pm on all the major networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) and cable, commercial free. The celebrity-filled fundraising event helps build public support for groundbreaking translational research “accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients, getting them from the ‘bench to the bedside’ as quickly as possible. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to collaborate.”
Executive Producer Gwyneth Paltrow said, “This broadcast has become a global call-to-action for all those touched by cancer. Like so many people, I know what it’s like to lose a family member to this disease, and I’m honored to stand up in my father’s memory.”
“We set out to convince the public that this is a moment of great promise in cancer research, and that each and every person can play a role in helping the scientists who are working so hard to end this terrible disease,” said Stand Up To Cancer Executive Leadership Council Member Katie Couric. “Only four years into our work, we are delighted with the results. Our SU2C Dream Teams of scientists have made important strides, all for the benefit of patients, and we are excited to share that progress through the show.”
The first Stand Up To Cancer broadcast event took place on September 5, 2008 followed on September 10, 2010 by broadcast #2. Thus far, SU2C has raised more than $180 million for cancer research.
Source: Stand Up To Cancer