Stand up to Cancer Day
Also known as
National Stand Up to Cancer Day
the second Friday in September (since 2008)
Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) is an organization that brings together scientists from across the world to take part in collaborative cancer research. It raises funds to accelerate research and raises awareness about the disease and how everyone is or will be connected to it in some way. Every other year, on even years, a Stand Up to Cancer fundraising telecast takes place, on what is informally known as Stand Up to Cancer Day. Money is raised for research, with the goal of stopping cancer from being a lead cause of death. The live telecasts have featured appearances from Hollywood notables and performances from popular musicians, and have been broadcasted on major networks and across cable channels in the United States and around the world. The first telecast was held in 2008, on the first Stand Up to Cancer Day. Since the telecast's inception, some cities and states have officially designated Stand Up to Cancer Day, such as Los Angeles and New York State.
How to Observe Stand up to Cancer Day
Some ways to take part in the day include:
- If it's an even year, you could watch the Stand Up to Cancer telecast. You could donate funds while watching it. The most recent telecast is available to watch online.
- Learn more about Stand Up to Cancer on their website.
- Fundraise for or Donate to Stand Up to Cancer.
- Become a cancer advocate.
- Post about the day on social media and use the hashtags #STANDUPTOCANCERDAY and #REASONS2STANDUP.
- Learn more about cancer.