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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.


Donation FAQ

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?
E-mail receipts are sent out within 10 days of donating. If it has been longer than that and you still have not received an e-mail, please contact Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 1-800-204-5809.

If you did not provide an e-mail address, your receipt will be sent via USPS regular mail. This can take several weeks. If it has been longer than 4-6 weeks since you donated, please contact Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 1-800-204-5809.

I have been charged the wrong amount / need to revise my donation. What do I do?
Questions about your donation can be addressed by Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 1-800-204-5809.

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:
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How secure is my credit card information?
Industry standard security measures are used to keep your billing and credit card information secure and private. Please review the Stand Up To Cancer Privacy Policy.

Do you share my personal information?
Your personal information will only be used to complete your donation transaction. Your email address will be used by Stand Up To Cancer to send you SU2C updates only if you have opted-in and expressly given your permission to receive this information. Please review the Stand Up To Cancer Privacy Policy.

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.


Get Involved

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.


Health

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?
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. If you or one of your team members makes a donation during this time, the donating team member can apply their donation to your team by contacting Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Can Donations Made During the Show Be Applied to My 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. If you or one of your team members makes a donation during this time, the donating team member can apply their donation to your team by contacting Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

I need technical support, who do I contact?
For technical support, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).