Let me introduce you to some of the facets of this exciting organization and then go to the site and check it out yourself!
- MISSION STATEMENT (in part)
“Cancer takes one person every minute. One life in a moment. They are our brothers, our sisters, our fathers and mothers, our husbands and wives, our best friends, our children, ourselves. Every day in America 1500 people die and yet the means to save them are literally within our reach. To wait any longer for someone else to save our lives and the lives of those we love is unforgivable.
Inspired to act by our own personal experiences with cancer, we recognize that we can no longer rely on the current system alone to give us the breakthroughs we need. So, we are calling on the public to help take matters into our own hands, investing in a revolution that will change the way scientist and clinicians work to understand and treat these diseases. Stand Up To Cancer is more than a rallying cry. It is a galvanizing force created to urgently move cancer research forward.
This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one unstoppable movement and Stand Up To Cancer.”
- Launch A Star
For a donation of $1 or more, you can add a star to the Constellation in the name of someone you love: a family member, a co-worker, a friend.
- Register at SU2C! Join a Team!
Teams are fund raising groups. I joined the New York Yankees. Let me know which team you join or created yourself.
Check out these lead stories in the SU2C Magazine:
Hospice: A Calling
Blinders Off: Comedian Robert Schimmel
Caregiver Tips: The Big Balancing Act
Genomics and the Future of Cancer Treatment
TUNE IN SEPTEMBER 5th at 8PM
On Friday evening, September 5, 2008, the networks will donate one hour of primetime for a history-making interactive television special, uniting the nation as we Stand Up To Cancer, including:
“Over 50 of the biggest names in TV, film, sports and music will participate in the live phone bank, answering calls from viewers who want to donate.
Segments on cutting-edge research — likely to be reported by network news anchors Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, and Brian Williams — will include intimate dialogue with the renowned scientists who are making the big, potentially life-saving discoveries.
Celebrity performances and participation in special live and filmed pieces designed to educate, inspire and entertain.”
Are you ready to STAND UP TO CANCER??