Stand Up To Cancer celebrated 15 years of funding groundbreaking cancer research during our eighth televised fundraising special.
Entertainers from the worlds of film, television, music, and more shared the screen to salute the game-changing work of SU2C’s scientists and researchers, and raised awareness about the continued need for cancer research to save lives now. The telecast featured moving patient stories, as well as inspiring looks into the developments being made by SU2C’s scientists.
Since launching in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has funded innovative cancer research to help make every cancer patient a long-term survivor. We have funded over 3,000 scientists at more than 210 institutions and contributed to nine FDA approvals for new cancer therapies to end cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death. SU2C is dedicated to ensuring cancer treatments are available to everyone, including cancer patients in medically underserved communities. To learn more about SU2C’s recent campaigns and funded research, visit our News & Media page.
Celebrities that made a special appearance during the show include Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Katie Couric, Danai Gurira, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Maria Menounos, Julianne Moore, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet and Justin Timberlake; a special montage of comedic skits from past shows will feature Jack Black, Ben Falcone, Zach Galifianakis, Brad Garrett, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Melissa McCarthy, and Matthew McConaughey. The televised special featured past musical performances from the likes of Brittany Howard, Simone Ledward Boseman, and The Who. SU2C’s biennial specials has been supported by hundreds of celebrities over the past 15 years.
As a kick-off to the televised special, SU2C launched the #Up2Us to #StandUpToCancer event on August 1. The month-long fundraising initiative, ending on August 31, features exciting livestreams showcasing diverse content, from video gaming to various other forms of entertainment and more. Creators will lead fundraising livestreams across Twitch, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, KICK, and YouTube, amplifying SU2C’s mission to end cancer as we know it. To date, the list of notable creators and streamers 1980sgamer, StoneMountain64, FaZe Kalei, KREW, Neebs Gaming, ProZD, Rhett & Link, Smosh, Sung Won (ProZD), Super Beard Bros and Trisha Hershberger.