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Read the latest Stand Up To Cancer press releases and announcements to see how we are making an impact.

PRESS RELEASES

May 26, 2009

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million For Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new cancer treatments to patients in an accelerated timeframe, has reached a significant milestone, awarding the first round of three-year grants — that total $73.6 million—to five multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research Dream Teams. The majority of these funds were raised in connection with an SU2C telecast on September 5, 2008 that aired simultaneously on the ABC, CBS and NBC networks. Today’s announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of the launch of Stand Up To Cancer. SU2C’s next round of funding — Innovative Research Grants for individual investigators — will be announced later this year.
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May 4, 2009

Major League Baseball To Host First-Ever All-Star Charity 5K & Fun Run To Benefit Cancer Charities

Major League Baseball today announced the creation of a new All-Star Summer event, the All-Star Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike, which will take place on Sunday, July 12th. The event is part of the 2009 MLB All-Star Summer program dedicated to charitable initiatives and giving back to the community. All race related net proceeds will be donated equally to three charities supporting cancer research and education — the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Major League Baseball is proud to unite three charities in an unprecedented step in the fight against cancer.
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April 27, 2009

Stand Up To Cancer Announces Appointment Of Its First Executive Director Diane Balma

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the charitable initiative created to fund groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients in an accelerated time frame, today announced the appointment of Diane L. Balma as its first Executive Director.
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April 24, 2009

Major League Baseball Dedicates 2009 All-Star Summer To Charitable Initiatives And Community Service

Major League Baseball will dedicate 2009 All-Star Summer to raising funds and awareness for charitable initiatives and celebrating the importance of community service. The charity and community service initiatives, which will be themed “Going Beyond,” will be the most extensive in Major League Baseball All-Star history and will complement the celebration of history and traditions of baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals. Major League Baseball will focus its efforts on three key pillars – Health, Youth Development and Community – by supporting healthcare organizations and education programs, increasing opportunities for young people to play baseball, acting in an environmentally-conscious manner and celebrating the community service accomplishments of everyday citizens.
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December 2, 2008

Kitson To Feature Celebrity-Designed Holiday Merchandise To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer

World-famous Beverly Hills boutique Kitson will launch a collection of celebrity-designed holiday merchandise to benefit Stand Up To Cancer at its Robertson Boulevard store on Wednesday, December 10.
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September 8, 2008

Stand Up To Cancer Announces More Than $100 Million Raised In Unprecedented Effort To End Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer today announced that from its launch on May 28, 2008, through September 5, 2008’s historic simultaneous commercial-free telecast, the initiative has raised more than $100 million to accelerate ground-breaking research and bring new therapies to patients more quickly. This unprecedented collaboration among the major television networks, entertainment industry executives, over 100 celebrities, and prominent leaders in cancer research and patient advocacy is designed to end cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death.
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September 4, 2008

SU2C In The News (Updated Frequently)

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September 3, 2008

Z100 Teams Up with Stand Up To Cancer For Z100’s Jingle Ball 2008

Z100, New York’s Hit Music Station, is teaming up with Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org), an initiative to raise philanthropic dollars for accelerating ground-breaking cancer research established by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders, whose lives have all been affected by cancer in significant ways.
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August 28, 2008

Stand Up To Cancer Announces Lucky Sweepstakes Winners

Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org), a new initiative to raise philanthropic dollars for accelerating ground-breaking cancer research, today announced the winners of their online sweepstakes for a chance to sit in on the celebrity phone bank during the September 5, 2008 event simultaneously broadcast live and commercial free on ABC, CBS and NBC at 8pm EST and PST.
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August 27, 2008

Hollywood Answers The Call As More Stars Stand Up To Cancer

The Hollywood community continues to embrace Stand Up To Cancer www.standup2cancer.org as more notable personalities from film, TV, music and sports enlist to be a part of the groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate cancer research. Propelled by the historic, nationally-televised September 5th event simultaneously broadcast live and commercial free on ABC, CBS and NBC at 8pm EST and PST, a massive campaign is underway to unite the American people, raise funds, and build awareness for the significant advances in cancer treatment now within reach. This will be the first simultaneous cross-network broadcast ever to raise funds for the fight against a disease.
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