Stand Up to Cancer
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Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). SU2C aims to raise significant funds for translational cancer research through online and televised efforts. Central to the program is a telethon that was televised by three major broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) in over 170 countries on September 5, 2008. SU2C raised over $100 million after that evening's broadcast.
Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren. All current members of the CFA were co-producers of the 2012 televised special. The late co-founder Laura Ziskin executive produced both the September 5, 2008 and September 10, 2010 broadcasts. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C’s president and CEO since 2011.
Another Stand Up To Cancer telethon aired on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8/7c. The telethon was broadcast, as before, on ABC, CBS, and NBC. This time, however, Fox, Ion Television, ABC Family, E!, VH1, Bravo, Audience Network, TNT, Oxygen, LMN, The Cooking Channel, ESPN News, MLB Network, FX Movie Channel, Pivot, National Geographic Channel, HBO, HBO Latino, Showtime, Starz, Encore, Epix, and Logo TV joined in the broadcast.
In Canada, the 2014 telethon aired September 5, 2014 in simultaneous substitution (in many areas) with the American telethon, simultaneously on English language networks CBC Television, City, CTV and Global, as well as CHCH-DT in Hamilton, Ontario, CHEK-DT Victoria, British Columbia, and specialty channels TLN, Fight Network, Gusto TV, AMI-TV and the Hollywood Suite channels. The Canadian broadcast of the telethon benefits EIF Canada, the Canadian arm of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, with all donations benefiting cancer research in Canada.
The Stand Up to Cancer initiative aims to raise awareness and bring about an understanding that everyone is connected by cancer. The stat used most often by SU2C is from the American Cancer Society: one out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, meaning everyone is affected in some way, or will be.
Listed as partners, known SU2C corporate, private and foundation donors include:
- American Cancer Society
- The Anneberg Foundation
- Bloomberg Philathropies
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America
- The Dream Fund
- Fox Family Cancer Research Trust
- International Development Bank
- Kay Unger
- Lee jeans
- Major League Baseball
- Milken Family Foundation
- Prostate Cancer Foundation
- Room Key
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Sean Parker Foundation
- The Safeway Foundation
- Sidney Kimmel Foundation For Cancer Research
- Steve Tisch
- Stonyfield Farm
- Lew Wolff
- The Lauren Ziskin Family Trust
Canadian partners for Stand Up to Cancer include:
- Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Cancer Stem Cell Consortium
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Genome Canada
- Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
- The Hospital for Sick Children
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce