About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer brings the UK together to accelerate progress in cancer research and speed breakthroughs from labs to patients. Today 1 in 3 people will develop cancer but our fight against this disease is at a turning point. It needs a catalyst. We are that catalyst.
It's not technology or knowledge that is holding back our fight against cancer - it's funding. We need you, the good people of the UK, to join us to raise funds to give cancer research the boost it needs, so that we can support the best research teams in the UK to develop new treatments, bring cures faster and save more lives.
Last year Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK joined forces to launch ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ in the UK to help accelerate ground-breaking cancer research. The final fundraising total stood at over £8m, making it the most successful charity fundraiser on UK commercial TV in its first year.
Stand Up To Cancer, a global initiative based in the USA, is an Entertainment Industry Foundation program. SU2C began in 2008 and has produced three television fundraisers that aired across all major US networks. SU2C has harnessed the support of the entertainment industry to generate more than $260 million to support teams of cancer researchers collaborating to bring more effective treatments to patients more quickly.