About Stand Up To Cancer
What is the goal of Stand Up To Cancer?
Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer’s goal is to end cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death by raising funds to accelerate research that will help transform cancer from a disease that takes far too many lives to one people survive.
SU2C is founded on the belief that in the field of cancer research there is a solid foundation and sufficient understanding of the basic science of cancer, and with the technologies available, now is the time to take that understanding to the next level by translating this knowledge to the clinic—to real advances in patient care and cancer prevention.
What is a “Dream Team”?
“Dream Teams” are multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and collaborative groups of scientists that conduct novel, groundbreaking cancer research projects that address critical problems in patient care and are designed to deliver near-term patient benefit.
What is an Innovative Research Grant?
The Innovative Research Grants program is the second major funding commitment made by Stand Up To Cancer, with the goal of supporting the next generation of cancer research leaders. The projects funded all represent new approaches to the most important and challenging problems facing cancer researchers today.
Who are SU2C’s donors; do they include any tobacco companies?
Stand Up To Cancer is not supported in any way by Big Tobacco. We have a broad range of donors who support SU2C’s accelerated cancer research. In addition to individuals, SU2C’s donors and collaborators include foundations (including the foundations of major companies), organizations, philanthropists, and a wide range of public-spirited corporations.
That support has enabled SU2C to establish a ground-breaking new approach to cancer research. Because of the generosity and profound commitment of our donors, in just six years, SU2C has funded 12 Dream Teams, two Translational Research Teams, and 26 Innovative Research Grants. These grant recipients include more than 800 researchers, representing 112 unique institutions in six countries. Collectively, these investigators have planned, launched, or completed 141 clinical trials, in which more than 5,700 patients have enrolled.
Tangible results benefiting patients include the development of a new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer, which is now a first-line therapy, and a promising new drug for the treatment of the most common subtype of breast cancer, as well as many others.
Who created Stand Up To Cancer?
SU2C was created by a group of women whose lives have all been affected by cancer in profound ways. In the fall of 2007, they began working together to marshal the resources of the media and entertainment industries in the fight against this disease. Stand Up To Cancer was formally launched on May 27, 2008.
How will donations to Stand Up To Cancer be used?
100% of donations received from the general public support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs. We have partnered with the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to provide scientific oversight and expert peer review, and administer Stand Up To Cancer grants, which fund:
- Dream Teams (multi-disciplinary and collaborative groups of scientists that will be responsible for conducting novel, groundbreaking cancer research projects that address critical problems in patient care and are designed to deliver near-term patient benefit). The research being done by the Dream Teams already at work has the potential to impact the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers that are responsible for two thirds of the cancer deaths in the U.S.
- Individual innovative grantees conducting high-risk, potentially high-reward research projects that would often not be supported by conventional funding sources.
Is my donation to Stand Up To Cancer tax deductible?
Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and you will be given a receipt for U.S. tax purposes.
What is the Stand Up To Cancer Federal Tax ID number?
Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The EIF Federal Tax ID number is 95-1644609.
How much of my donation goes to the cause?
100% of your donation received by SU2C will support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs.
What will appear on my credit card statement?
When you make a donation by credit card, a charge to “Stand Up To Cancer” will appear on your credit card billing statement.
I donated, but did not get a tax receipt. What do I do?
I have been charged the wrong amount / need to revise my donation. What do I do?
I don’t have a credit card. Can I donate by check or money order?
Yes, we accept checks and money orders. Please make your check or money order payable to SU2C and send it to:
Stand Up To Cancer
P.O. Box 843721
Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721
Can I donate through my mobile phone?
Yes, you can donate through your mobile phone by texting STAND to the number 40202 to give $10 from your mobile phone. When prompted reply with YES to complete your one-time $10 gift. $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid account. Message and Data Rates May Apply. For full terms you can visit mGive.org/T.
I have a question about my mobile donation. Who do I contact?
If you have a question about your mobile donation, please contact mGive at 888-849-8863.
How do I find out if my employer offers employee matching contributions for Stand Up To Cancer?
Many companies encourage employees to support non-profit initiatives like Stand Up To Cancer by offering to match employee donations. If your company has such a program, you should be able to obtain a matching gift application form from the human resources or personnel department or from your company’s website for you to download. Please fill out the form and mail or email it to us at:
For forms sent via mail, please send to:
Stand Up To Cancer
c/o Entertainment Industry Foundation
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
For forms sent via email, please use the following address:
How secure is my credit card information?
Do you share my personal information?
What hours are your Donor Services representatives available?
Our regular Donor Services hours are Monday – Friday from 7am-5pm PT. However, on September 5th, representatives will be available from 7am-10pm PT and on September 6th and 7th representatives will be available from 8am-5pm PT.
Are there volunteer opportunities with Stand Up To Cancer?
To find ways you can volunteer to support Stand Up To Cancer and add yourself to our volunteer database, please Click here to learn more about our fundraising program.
Where can I get the Stand Up To Cancer merchandise that the celebrities wore on the show?
Many of the t-shirts seen on the Stand Up To Cancer telecast are available for purchase at the Stand Up To Cancer online store. To order these items you can visit the SU2C shop at www.su2c.org.
Where can I get more information about a health concern or my cancer diagnosis?
If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your physician right away. If you have general questions about cancer, you can call the American Cancer Society any time day or night at 1-800- ACS -2345 or the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. Additionally, you can find information and have your questions answered in a live chat at http://www.cancer.gov Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
About the Website
What is the Constellation?
The Constellation is a virtual tribute space to honor those diagnosed with cancer. You can launch a star with a personal message, search for a star that has already been launched, or add a message to an already existing star.
The Constellation will be temporarily unavailable to accept new star launches during the week of our September 5th televised event due to the volume of traffic we anticipate.
How do I launch a star into the Constellation?
The Constellation will be temporarily unavailable to accept new star launches during the week of our September 5th televised event due to the volume of traffic we anticipate. Please visit back in the week following the show to launch your star.
Can I start a Stand Up To Cancer fundraising team?
The Teams section of our site will be temporarily unavailable during the week of our September 5th televised event due to the volume of traffic we anticipate. Please visit back in the week following the show to set up your fundraising team.
I have a Stand Up To Cancer fundraising team. How do I access that?
Can Donations Made During the Show Be Applied to My Team?
I need technical support, who do I contact?
Cause-Related Marketing Guidelines
Thank you for considering Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), as a beneficiary of your cause-related marketing promotion. We are grateful for your interest in supporting and raising awareness of our important cause.
SU2C strives to ensure that all of the cause-related marketing arrangements we participate in comply with best practices and legal standards. To this end, please take the time to review the below list of guidelines and ensure that you meet our requirements as a charitable beneficiary of your promotion.
If after reviewing these guidelines you would like to move forward, please request a cause-related marketing questionnaire to complete with details of your proposed promotion for our team to review. Please note that your proposed promotion is not authorized until we have a signed agreement with you.
Cause-Related Marketing Guidelines:
- SU2C requires that a company be established for at least one year before participating in a cause-marketing promotion. Exceptions may be made at SU2C’s discretion, for example, for a new product or product lines from an established company.
- SU2C works with companies striving to reach a broad audience, including their own customer base, through the cause-related marketing arrangement. SU2C does not work with companies simply seeking to target SU2C’s current supporters.
- A written contract with EIF on behalf of SU2C is required at least 45 days prior to the start of a cause-marketing promotion. Until a fully executed contract is entered into between a company and SU2C, use of SU2C’s name or logo is prohibited.
- SU2C requires a minimum guaranteed donation in connection with each cause-related marketing campaign. The amount of the guaranteed minimum may vary in SU2C’s discretion based on several considerations, such as the length of the promotion, your use of SU2C’s name and logo, and the amount you donate per product or service sold. A portion of the minimum guarantee may be due upon signing of our agreement.
- Several states regulate cause-related marketing activity (referred to as commercial co-ventures under most states’ laws). To conduct a cause-related marketing promotion, your company may need to register and/or file in states with regulatory requirements prior to the beginning of the promotion. SU2C will require your company’s strict compliance with all applicable state regulations. Seek the advice of legal counsel to ensure your company’s compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
- In addition, SU2C complies with best practices and requires all cause-relating marketing promotions to adhere to these practices.
- In connection with applicable law and best practices, SU2C requires that a prominent and clear disclosure of how SU2C will benefit from the sale of your products or services is included on all packaging, advertising and promotional materials. SU2C will assist with recommending appropriate disclosure language for your promotion upon entering into a signed agreement. The disclosure must specify:
- The percentage or dollar donation amount per purchase or transaction that will benefit SU2C
- Any minimum or maximum guaranteed donation amount
- The length of the promotion
- SU2C must review and pre-approve your use of the SU2C name or logo on all products, packaging, advertising or promotional materials. If your company is creating products that include the SU2C name and logo, you will be required to follow our approval process procedures and submit for approval all products at the concept, pre-production and production stages.
- SU2C may publicly acknowledge your company’s support; however, as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, we cannot advertise or otherwise endorse any promotion or sell or otherwise promote products or services on behalf of our corporate supporters.
- SU2C does not secure or facilitate the participation of celebrities in cause-related marketing promotions.