Stand Up To Cancer - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

About SU2C

What is the goal of Stand Up To Cancer?

Stand Up To Cancer raises funds for research done by outstanding scientists working in teams and overseen by key leaders in the field. The goal is to get new treatments to patients quickly; we are saving lives now. SU2C draws on the resources of the entertainment community to encourage everyone, from the general public to major corporations, to support this effective work. SU2C-funded scientists have contributed to the development of nine new cancer treatments approved by the FDA, with many more in clinical trials.

 We believe that humanity stands at a tipping point in the struggle against cancer. Scientists have learned so much about the basic nature of the disease, right down to the molecular level, and many are now making breakthroughs and achieving real advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Life-saving discoveries are within our grasp, unfolding at research centers across the country and around the world. What scientists need is the support and funding necessary to translate those discoveries into more effective treatments.

What is a Dream Team?

Stand Up To Cancer’s signature “Dream Teams” pursue translational cancer research projects that address critical challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment to deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, collaborative team of expert investigators and patient advocates. These teams, selected and guided by leaders in the field, take innovative ideas from concept to laboratory to patient, testing ideas that have the potential to revolutionize cancer care and open whole new fields of investigation.

Projects may focus on particular organ sites, molecular pathways of cancer, patient populations, or innovative approaches to research. They are designed to accelerate the application of new preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic approaches in the clinic that lead to patient involvement within the first two to three years of the grant funding period.

Dream Team members span many disciplines and utilize the new tools of modern biology to attack research questions in a coordinated way with a focus on measurable milestones of progress. SU2C employs a variety of mechanisms to foster collaborations within and among the Dream Teams and to promote the sharing of information. The large, competitive Dream Team grants typically provide between $6 million and $22 million per team over three or four years and are accompanied by rigorous scientific oversight to provide additional insight and to ensure compliance with grant proposals and established benchmarks.

In 2009, SU2C launched five Dream Teams as its first projects. Since then, a total of 27 Dream Teams have been selected. Many of these are co-branded with one or more nonprofit collaborators, and two of the teams are branded more specifically as Cancer Interception Teams because of their focus on using emerging discoveries for the earliest possible treatment of cancer.

For information about SU2C’s research, including Dream Teams, visit StandUpToCancer.org/research.

What is a SU2C Research Team?

Stand Up To Cancer Research Grants fund cancer research projects that address critical problems in patient care and deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by small, collaborative teams of expert investigators. These teams conduct proof-of-principle projects and spearhead work in new fields.

These translational research projects are tightly focused on a particular question or questions involving organ sites, molecular pathways of cancer, patient populations, or innovative methods of treatment. Projects must be designed to accelerate the application of new preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic approaches in the clinic that lead to patient involvement within the first two to three years of the grant funding period.

Research Team members span multiple disciplines and utilize the new tools of modern biology to attack research questions in a coordinated way. The competitively awarded grants provide up to $5 million over three or four years and are accompanied by rigorous scientific oversight to ensure compliance with grant proposals and established benchmarks.

Since 2013, 17 SU2C Research Teams have been funded with the generous support of collaborators, with 6 teams focused on a variety of cancer topics and 11 operating as Convergence Research Teams.

For information about SU2C’s research, visit StandUpToCancer.org/research.

What is a SU2C Convergence Team?

SU2C Convergence Teams bring together disparate disciplines to work together on very high-risk, blue-sky projects that have the potential to transform approaches to solving cancer.

Convergence projects are awarded in cohorts, each with a common theme, providing additional opportunity for collaboration. The first cohort is made up of four teams of biologists, oncologists, physicists, and engineers, each taking a different approach to modeling how cancer interacts with the body and evolves as it is treated, in order to dramatically change how we approach cancer treatment. The second cohort is made up of seven teams of biologists, oncologists, and computer scientists using artificial intelligence approaches to try to understand how the immune system interacts with cancer.

 

The competitively awarded grants provide up to $6 million over three years and are accompanied by rigorous scientific oversight to ensure compliance with grant proposals and established benchmarks.

 

In addition to the funded research projects, support is offered to train a new generation of Convergence Scholars through a program that offers mentorship and career development opportunities for junior scientists on Convergence Teams.  For information about SU2C’s research teams, including Convergence Research Teams, visit StandUpToCancer.org/research.

What is SU2C Catalyst™?

SU2C Catalyst uses funding and materials from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, and medical device industries to rapidly explore new uses of potential compounds for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Catalyst was launched in 2016 with support from Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Genentech. This funding brings together academic innovation and translational science, exciting compounds from industry, and active SU2C management to speed multi-company and multi-institution projects. The grants provide funding of between $1 million and $3 million over three years. The funds are for collaborative “signal finding” clinical trials with strong translational research potential. Requests for Proposals are open to U.S. and Canadian academic investigators. Multi-investigator, multi-institutional projects are required. For information about SU2C Catalyst projects, visit StandUpToCancer.org/Catalyst.

What is an Innovative Research Grant?

Innovative Research Grants (IRGs) support cutting- edge cancer research that would be deemed too high-risk to receive funding through traditional channels. These $750,000 awards provide significant funding to early-career scientists with novel ideas that have a strong potential to impact patient care. To date, 46 awards have been made in four classes (2009, 2011, 2016, 2017). A complete list of Innovative Research Grant recipients is included in the regularly updated document “SU2C Grants and Awards History.” To learn more about SU2C research, visit StandUpToCancer.org/research/research-portfolio.

Who created Stand Up To Cancer?

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) was created by a group of nine women in the entertainment and news community whose lives have all been affected by cancer in profound ways. In the fall of 2007, they began working together to utilize 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. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Please visit  StandUpToCancer.org/who-we-are/leadership to learn more about the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors.

Donation

Is my donation to Stand Up To Cancer tax deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and you will be given a receipt for U.S. tax purposes. If you are donating from outside of the United States, we recommend that you consult your tax advisor to find out if your donation is tax deductible in your country.

 

What is the Stand Up To Cancer Federal Tax ID number?

Stand Up To Cancer is a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The EIF Federal Tax ID number is 95-1644609.

How much of my donation goes to the cause?

100% of donations received from the public support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs. To learn more about where the money goes please go here.

What will appear on my credit card statement?

When you make a donation by credit card, a charge to “Stand Up To Cancer” will appear on your credit card billing statement.

I donated but did not get a tax receipt. What do I do?

If you donated online, an email receipt was sent to the email provided upon completion of the donation. Please contact Donor Support at donorsupport@su2c.org if you did not receive an email.

If you donated by check, your receipt will be sent via USPS regular mail. This can take several weeks. If it has been longer than 4-6 weeks since you donated, please contact Donor Support at donorsupport@su2c.org or by calling 1-800-204-5809.

I have a question about my donation, who do I contact?

If you have a question about your donation, please contact Donor Support at donorsupport@su2c.org or by calling 1-800-204-5809

Our regular Donor Service hours are:
Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm PT
Fri: 9am-1pm PT
Sat-Sun: Closed

I don’t have a credit card. Can I donate by check or money order?

Yes, we accept checks and money orders. Please make your check or money order payable to Stand Up To Cancer and send it to:

Stand Up To Cancer
P.O. Box 843721
Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721

Can I mail in a cash donation?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash donations. If you would like to mail in cash, please convert to a cashier’s check and mail to the below address. Be sure to include your personal information with the cashier’s check so we may accurately generate a tax receipt.

Stand Up To Cancer
P.O. Box 843721
Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721

Can I make a recurring credit card donation?

Yes, you can choose to make your gift monthly when donating online.

How do I cancel my recurring credit card donation?

To cancel your recurring credit card donation please contact Donor Support at donorsupport@su2c.org or call 1-800-204-5809.

How do I find out if my employer offers employee matching contributions for Stand Up To Cancer?

Many companies encourage employees to support nonprofit initiatives like Stand Up To Cancer by offering to match employee donations. If your company has such a program, you should be able to obtain a matching gift application form from the human resources or personnel department or from your company’s website for you to download. Please fill out the form and mail or email it to us at:

For forms sent via mail, please send to:
Stand Up To Cancer

Attn: Matching Gifts
P.O. Box 843721
Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721

For forms sent via email, please use the following address:
matchinggifts@standup2cancer.org.

How secure is my credit card information?

Industry standard security measures are used to keep your billing and credit card information secure and private. Please review the Stand Up To Cancer Privacy Policy.

What hours are your Donor Support representatives available?

Our regular Donor Support hours are Monday – Thursday from 9am-5pm PT, Friday from 9am-1pm PT and Saturday and Sunday we are closed.

Tribute edits and/or questions.

Please contact our Donor Support team at donorsupport@su2c.org or call 1-800-204-5809 for any tribute questions or edits.

Get Involved

How do I get involved?

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) appreciates your message and shares your enthusiasm in hoping to make a significant impact on the disease. You can extend your support to the campaign right now by visiting StandUpToCancer.org/take-action to find ways to get involved.

How do I create an online “I Stand Up For” placard?

You can create an online placard or download the placard image by visiting StandUpToCancer.org/IStandUpFor

Health

Where can I get more information about a health concern or my cancer diagnosis?

If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your physician right away. If you have general questions about cancer, you can click on the For Patients & Caregivers page on our website where you will find links to several resources providing a wide variety of reliable information. You can also call the American Cancer Society any time day or night at 1-800-227-2345 or the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. Additionally, you can find information and have your questions answered in a live chat at Cancer.gov Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. If you are looking for more information about a specific cancer or recent diagnosis, we encourage you to visit Cancer.gov/types.

Where can I find information about clinical trials?

To Learn more about clinical trials please visit StandUpToCancer.org/ClinicalTrials.

Community Fundraising

ABOUT / GETTING STARTED:

What is a Stand Up To Cancer community fundraiser? How do I get started?

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) community fundraisers are fun and creative ways for supporters to raise money in support of SU2C’s collaborative cancer research programs.

We encourage you to be as creative as possible and to create a unique and personal fundraiser that shows how you, your school, your business or your entire community are standing up to cancer.

Get started by visiting StandUpToCancer.org/Fundraise.

How does my community fundraiser benefit Stand Up To Cancer?

Funds raised through your fundraiser support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs. Our unique research models are expertly designed to initiate collaboration, accelerate the pace of cancer research, and clear the way for high-impact breakthroughs.

Are there any restrictions to the activities permitted at fundraisers benefitting Stand Up To Cancer?

We hope that you will be as creative as possible in helping us raise awareness and funds to support Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) collaborative cancer research programs; however, we do not permit fundraisers benefiting SU2C to include lotteries, gambling, raffles or drawings as part of their fundraising activities. Additionally, we do not allow for SU2C merchandise to be resold for fundraising purposes.        

Are auctions benefitting Stand Up To Cancer allowed?

Auctions are not permitted at Third Party Events without Stand Up To Cancer’s prior written approval.

I have a great idea for an event! How soon do I need to contact Stand Up To Cancer prior to the event?

Please visit reach out to info@su2c.org at least 30 days prior to the event, and someone from Stand Up To Cancer will answer any questions regarding your event details

Can Stand Up To Cancer arrange for a celebrity, scientist or representative from the charity to participate in my fundraiser?

We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support of our Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) fundraisers hosting events all over the country. Unfortunately, due to the volume of these events, we cannot arrange for celebrities, scientists or representatives to participate in fundraising events.          

Can Stand Up To Cancer help with funding, planning or executing my fundraiser?

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to assist with funding, planning or executing your event. However, we created a Fundraising Toolkit that has ideas and suggestions to help you plan your event and make it your own.           

I would like to set up a page in memory or honor of a loved one, where do I start?

Fundraising in memory or in honor of a loved one is a thoughtful way to remember or support someone who has been touched by cancer. To start a page please visit StandUpToCancer.org/Fundraise. Your fundraiser will go live immediately, and you can begin sharing the link with friends and family.

FUNDRAISER PAGE AND PORTAL:

How do I share my fundraising page with potential donors?

Once you have completed setting up your fundraiser at StandUpToCancer.org/Fundraise, you will be provided with a direct link that can be shared. The link can be also be found in your confirmation email, or by going to your fundraiser portal. The portal can be accessed by clicking on “Manage my page” in the body of the confirmation email.  Here, and in the email, you will also find an option to share the link directly via social media by clicking on the icons.

How do I know if someone donated to my campaign?

You’ll receive an alert to the email address associated with your fundraiser. You can also log in to your fundraiser portal to see a full list of donors. The portal can be accessed by clicking on “Manage my page” in the body of the original fundraiser confirmation email, or by going to StandUpToCancer.DonorSupport.co.

How do I edit my fundraiser page and/or goal?

To edit your fundraiser page, log into your fundraiser portal by clicking “manage my page” in the body of the original fundraiser confirmation email, or go to StandUpToCancer.DonorSupport.co and click on the fundraiser. Then click on “edit fundraiser” to make changes to your goal, end date, message, and/or photo.  Click “update” to save edits.

DONATIONS:

How much of the money raised through my fundraiser goes towards Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs?

100% of the donations Stand Up To Cancer receives from community fundraisers supports its collaborative cancer research programs.  However, there is a minimal fee for each donation processed, which the donor will be given the option to cover when they make their contribution.

If a business donates goods or services to my event, will they receive a tax receipt from Stand Up To Cancer?

Unfortunately, we cannot generate a tax receipt for a business that donates goods or services to your fundraiser since the donation does not go directly to Stand Up To Cancer.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and you will be emailed a receipt for U.S. tax purposes.

What is the Stand Up To Cancer Federal Tax ID number?

Stand Up To Cancer is a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The EIF Federal Tax ID number is 95-1644609.

CONTACT US:

I have a fundraising question that isn’t answered here. What do I do?

For all additional questions, please contact us via email at info@su2c.org.    

Livestream Fundraising

About / Getting Started

What is #SU2CStreamTeam?

Stand Up To Cancer’s Stream Team (#SU2CStreamTeam) is a way to raise money in support of Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs by hosting a fundraising stream on one of your favorite platforms (e.g. Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live) through an online streaming platform (e.g. Tiltify, Streamlabs) which provides fundraising and donation tools. You can also choose to use the built-in fundraising tools provided directly by the platform (e.g. YouTube Super Chat, Facebook donate button).

How do I get started?

To get started on Tiltify, visit Tiltify SU2C and click the “Start Fundraising” button. Tiltify can connect with your Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook Live account. If you haven’t previously registered with Tiltify, please follow the prompts to get signed up and begin fundraising. You can choose to start your own event or join a current fundraising event.

To get started on Streamlabs, visit Streamlabs and click the “Charity” button on your dashboard.  Streamlabs can connect with your Twitch, Youtube, or Facebook Live account.  If you haven’t previously registered with Streamlabs, please follow the prompts to get signed up and begin fundraising.  You can choose to join in on our #SU2CStreamTeam event on the charity block dashboard.

How does my stream benefit Stand Up To Cancer?

Funds raised through your stream support Stand Up To Cancer’s groundbreaking cancer research programs. Our unique research models are expertly designed to initiate collaboration, accelerate the pace of cancer research, and clear the way for high-impact breakthroughs. Learn more at StandUpToCancer.org/WhereTheMoneyGoes

Are there any restrictions to the activities permitted during a stream to benefit Stand Up To Cancer?

We hope that you will be as creative as possible in helping us raise awareness and funds to support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs. However, we do not permit streams benefitting SU2C to include lotteries, gambling, raffles or drawings as part of their fundraising activities. Additionally, we do not allow for SU2C merchandise to be resold for fundraising purposes. Streamers are also not permitted to smoke cigarettes and/or vape and we strongly discourage the use of alcohol.

Donations

How much of the money raised through my online livestream fundraiser goes towards Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs?

100% of the donations Stand Up To Cancer receives from livestream fundraisers supports its collaborative cancer research programs. When a donation is made, a minimal transaction fee may be taken by the platform donation processer (e.g. Stripe, Amazon Pay and/or Paypal). In some cases, a platform fee could be taken out per transaction, please see the platforms terms and conditions for more details, or reach out to donorsupport@su2c.org with questions.

Can checks be applied to my livestream fundraiser total?

In most cases, yes. Please reach out to gaming@su2c.org for details.

If a business donates goods or services to my stream, will they receive a tax receipt from Stand Up To Cancer?

Unfortunately, we cannot generate a tax receipt for a business that donates goods or services to your stream since the donation does not go directly to Stand Up To Cancer.

What is the Stand Up To Cancer Federal Tax ID number?

Stand Up To Cancer is a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The EIF Federal Tax ID number is 95-1644609.

Are donations made to my livesteam tax deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and you will be given a receipt for U.S. tax purposes. If you are donating from outside of the United States, we recommend that you consult your tax advisor to find out if your donation is tax deductible in your country.

Stand Up To Cancer will email you a tax receipt summarizing your previous year’s annual giving during the first quarter of each year.

Can I get a refund for donations made to a livestream?

Donations made to a livestream are unfortunately not refundable.

I have a question about Livestream Fundraising that isn’t answered here, who do I contact?

For donation related questions, please contact gaming@su2c.org.

Contact Us

I have a question that isn’t answered here. What do I do?

For all additional questions, please contact us via email at info@su2c.org.

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