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.[citation needed]

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.[1] All current members of the CFA were co-producers of the 2012 televised special. The late co-founder Laura Ziskin executive produced both the Sept. 5, 2008, and Sept. 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.

The telethon returned on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8/7c to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Bio., Current, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, Style Network, TV One and VH1.[citation needed]

The Telethon returned on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 8/7c to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, E!, VH1, Style Network, Smithsonian Channel, VH1 Classic, Ion Television, TBS, Encore, Starz, HBO, Showtime, HBO Latino, Bio., MLB Network, LMN, Mun2, Palladia and Logo TV.[citation needed]

The Telethon will return on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8/7c.

In the United Kingdom, Channel 4, along with Cancer Research UK, launched its own version of Stand Up to Cancer in October 2012.[2]

In Canada, Stand Up To Cancer Canada telethon is slated to air September 5, 2014 at 8/7c simultaneously on four English language networks including CBC, Citytv, CTV and Global.


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,[3] meaning everyone is affected in some way, or will be.

Known donors[edit]

Fans "stand up to cancer" at a Phillies game on August 22, 2014
Major League Baseball umpires participate in a tribute to Stand Up to Cancer at a Philadelphia Phillies' game on August 22, 2014

Listed as partners, known SU2C corporate, private and foundation donors include:


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  2. ^ "Stand Up To Cancer". Channel 4. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ ACS Cancer Facts and Figures 2008. Retrieved on 27 May 2008.

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