Stand Up To Cancer

#Istandupfor - a cure for Melanoma!  

Tomorrow Su2c (Stand Up to Cancer) will be 3rd time they have had one of these star filled specials.  With the goal being that "This star-studded appeal will continue to build public support for groundbreaking translational research accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients, getting them from the "bench to the bedside" as quickly as possible. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to collaborate"

We all know how important research and development is in the treatment of cancer.  There have been some great break-thrus in the last few years.  Moving from toxic chemo's that attack everything to get in to target gene therapy drugs.   I'll be sporting some of my Su2c gear tomorrow!  (one of my favorite shirts if my Yoda shirt!)

Try not. Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda

From the website:

Building on two historic fundraising telecasts in 2008 and 2010, Stand Up To Cancer will return to primetime television on Friday, September 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET & PT). Executive producers Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen will join Stand Up To Cancer’s production team to deliver a one-of-a-kind show featuring performances from top recording artists, and celebrities from film, television and sports engaging viewers with powerful stories and a moving call-to-action.
This star-studded appeal will continue to build public support for groundbreaking translational research accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients, getting them from the "bench to the bedside" as quickly as possible. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to collaborate.
ABCCBSFOX and NBC are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7, to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. BIOE!ENCOREHBOHBO LatinoION TelevisionLMN (Lifetime Movie Network)LogoMLB Networkmun2PalladiaSHOWTIMESmithsonian Channel,STARZSTYLETBS and VH1 have also committed to carry the Stand Up To Cancer telecast, with other cablers expected to, as well. The program will include a celebrity phone/multi-media bank that will allow viewers to interact with participating talent. Viewers will also be able to donate via text-to-give and at standup2cancer.org. One hundred percent of all public donations will go directly to cancer research.
The first two SU2C telecasts took place on September 5, 2008 and September 10, 2010, and have been viewed in more than 190 countries. To date, more than $180 million has been pledged for SU2C's innovative cancer research. Since 2008, SU2C has made grants to seven multi-disciplinary "Dream Teams" of researchers as well as to 26 young innovative scientists who are undertaking high-risk, potentially high-reward projects to end the reign of cancer as a leading cause of death in the world today. Sixty-eight institutions are currently involved.

Talent participating in the 2012 SU2C broadcast include:
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Julia Roberts
  • Matt Damon
  • Michael Douglas
  • Jessica Biel
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Seth Rogen
  • Emma Stone
  • Katie Couric
  • Simon Baker
  • Jordana Brewster
  • Diem Brown
  • Dana Delany
  • Chelsea Handler
  • Marg Helgenberger
  • Rashida Jones
  • Minka Kelly
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Jillian Michaels
  • Masi Oka
  • Ana Maria Polo
  • Alison Sweeney
With performances from:
  • Taylor Swift
  • Alicia Keys
  • Tim McGraw
  • Coldplay

 I was a little disappointed in the color of these shoes.  On their website they were more orange...  but oh well.  They are comfortable!

Cheers,
Erin
'When the dream is right within our reach STAND UP'



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