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2014 Show Recap

Posted on September 17, 2014, 2:59 AM

The 2014 Stand Up To Cancer telecast was a huge success. Airing on more than 30 broadcast channels and networks, the roadblock television event was packed with moments of compassion, entertainment, positivity, social media savvy, scientific discovery, humor, hope and above all strength in numbers. The Stand Up To Cancer community feels stronger and more unstoppable than ever. We have compiled some highlights to share with you. If you missed the show, or if you’d just like to understand why your generosity can help save lives, scroll all the way to the bottom for a link to the entire telecast.

Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, actress Melissa McCarthy and funny-man Steve Carell kicked off the 4th Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telecast with fiery passion—literally—by passing the SU2C torch and igniting the stage and passion of our audience and viewers.

Eric Stonestreet
Eric Stonestreet carries the SU2C Torch.

The stage wasn’t the only thing lit in in SU2C colors, landmarks across the United States and Canada showed their support by illuminating in red, orange, and yellow.

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls illuminated in SU2C colors.

Nashville Parthenon
Nashville Parthenon in SU2C colors.

Solidarity extended to the red carpet, with everyone wearing the same design: SU2C.

Red Carpet

As always, the heart of Stand Up To Cancer is raising money to fund cutting edge cancer research that allows us to quickly bring new treatments to more cancer patients. When the greatest minds in cancer research Stand Up To Cancer by collaborating, not competing, we unlock an unstoppable momentum. Watch this visual infographic to SEE the future of cancer treatment.

It’s this type of remarkable research that help brave patients like Emily Whitehead live longer, fuller lives. If you missed hearing about her journey on the show, you can watch it now. Young Emily’s cancer wasn’t responding to typical treatments, and she became the first patient to enroll in breakthrough pediatric clinical trial. Her story will amaze you.

It’s inspiring stories like these that let us know, we all have the power to make a difference. This year, even Ron Burgundy stood up to cancer.

Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy stands up to cancer, click the link at the bottom of the page to hear what he had to say.

There was something a little bit different about this year’s Stand Up To Cancer telecast. This year, WE CALLED YOU, right from the Digital Lounge on our stage. Celebrities called, tweeted, sent Facebook messages and thank you videos to our supporters—you.

Digital Lounge

Digital Lounge

Digital Lounge

This type of social engagement wasn’t limited to our stage. Check out the love Stand Up o Cancer got on Instagram. As Don Draper reminds us, making a difference is only one text away! Text STAND to 40202 to donate.


Including, the incredibly talented Ariana Grande who performed her song ‘My Everything’ live.

Ariana Grande Tweet

Ariana Grande
Ariana Stands Up To Cancer, LIVE.

Grammy Award-winning, critically acclaimed artists Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson and Common have teamed up to perform their new track “Remission” live for the first time at the show. The song is meant to empower those facing cancer, celebrate survivors and remember those lost to cancer-related illnesses.

There was also a performance from longtime cancer supporters and American Rock Legends, The Who.

Perhaps one of the most exciting and emotional moments of the evening was when Pierce Brosnan took center stage to discuss the heartbreaking loss of his wife and daughter to ovarian cancer. But, with great poise, he made an incredible announcement for the future of the disease and Stand Up To Cancer— thanks to collaboration with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, we are launching our first ovarian cancer dream team.

Pierce Brosnan
Pierce: “Let’s build that future where we hold our loved ones’ hands, watch them grow old as it should be after a long life fully lived.”

Thanks to the generosity and support we received during this year’s telecast, we are able to create new Dream Teams, pioneer cancer research, and continue to Stand up To Cancer.

109 Million Raised

If you missed the telecast, you can watch the show in its entirety here.

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