STAND UP TO CANCER CELEBRATES MORE THAN $795 MILLION PLEDGED OVER 15 YEARS OF IMPACT
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Celebrities, Cancer Survivors and Renowned Scientists Joined Forces for SU2C's Eighth
Roadblock Televised Fundraising Special To Support Critical Cancer Research
Since the last telecast in 2021, funding pledged from the show as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors has totaled over
"More than 1.9 million people in the
The biennial special aired simultaneously on more than 55 participating media platforms across
Highlights of the show included a personal message from President
Celebrities lending their support for this year's fundraising special included
Other notable celebrities, social media stars, creators and streamers joined forces across social and gaming platforms to support fundraising and awareness for SU2C, including 1980sgamer,
"In light of the many challenges we continue to see in fundraising as a result of the pandemic, we are beyond grateful for every single dollar raised to help make every cancer patient a long-term survivor," said
During the televised special, American Airlines announced a special campaign to support SU2C where donors can contribute and get miles for every dollar donated. In a video featured during the telecast, American Airlines Chief Executive Officer
Since its inception, SU2C has brought together more than 3,000 of the best scientists from over 210 leading institutions to collaborate towards ending cancer's reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C's research has contributed to the development of nine new cancer therapies approved by the FDA, and more than 270 clinical trials treating more than 29,350 patients. SU2C is committed to cancer health equity and is increasing diversity in SU2C-funded clinical trials, initiating advocacy group collaborations and awareness campaigns, and funding research aimed at improving cancer outcomes and screening rates in medically underserved communities.
SU2C is also supported by generous donors and collaborators who share the same goal of accelerating groundbreaking cancer research, increasing cancer screenings, and ensuring equity in cancer care and clinical trials. SU2C's founding donor, Major League Baseball (MLB), continues to annually provide financial support and countless opportunities to build the Stand Up To Cancer movement among its worldwide fanbase.
The biennial telecast was brought to life by the renowned live-event producing team Done + Dusted and Stand Up To Cancer's production team.
ABOUT STAND UP TO CANCER
Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and was initially launched as a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders, SU2C utilizes these communities' resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease. As of
As SU2C's scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate
Current members of the SU2C Founders and Advisors Committee (FAC) include
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SOURCE Stand Up To Cancer
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