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.
Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative approach to research is designed to eliminate barriers that have traditionally inhibited creativity and collaboration by enabling the best and brightest investigators from leading institutions across the country and internationally to work together. In 2009, SU2C awarded grants to five of these “Dream Teams,” which are investigating promising new therapies for cancer patients and advancing efforts in cancer prevention research. Stand Up To Cancer also awarded Innovative Research Grants to 13 individual young scientists who are pursuing high-risk, high-impact cancer research, which is often not supported by conventional funding sources.
What is a “Dream Team”?
“Dream Teams” are multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional 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. Learn more about the SU2C Dream Teams and their projects here.
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. Learn more about the SU2C Innovative Research Grant recipients and their projects here.
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. Click here to learn more about the SU2C co-founders.
How will donations to Stand Up To Cancer be used?
100 percent of the donations received from the public will go directly to cancer research.
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 purpose.
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 the donations received from the public will go directly to cancer research.
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
1801 W. Olympic Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91199-1224
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 866.720.3350.
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:
Do you accept donations of products or services?
Stand Up To Cancer is not in need of additional in-kind donations at the moment. However, we encourage you to look at the Resources Page and contact one of the advocacy groups listed for organizations in your area that may be in need of your services or products.
How secure is my credit card information?
Do you share my personal information?
I have a personal story I would like to share. Who do I contact?
Stand Up To Cancer encourages you to share your personal stories by going to the SU2C.org homepage and clicking Join Today. After you register, click on Share Your Story.
Are there volunteer opportunities with Stand Up To Cancer?
Stand Up To Cancer is not in need of additional volunteers at this time. However, we encourage you to look at the Resources Page and contact one of the advocacy groups listed for opportunities to volunteer in your own community
Advocacy and Health
How will Stand Up To Cancer work with the many advocacy groups dedicated to raising funds for cancer research?
There are many wonderful organizations raising money and funding cancer research programs and we applaud them all. We believe a diversified portfolio of investment in cancer research improves the chances of achieving success. Frankly, we do not care where the answers comes from we just refuse to wait any longer to find them. We have reached out to the cancer community and are collaborating with many of the leading advocacy groups and are grateful for their support. Our website provides links to many sites on the Resources Page and we encourage you to reach out to them as well.
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 are looking for more information about a specific cancer or recent diagnosis, we encourage you to look at the Resources Page and contact one of the advocacy groups listed.
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. Launch the Constellation.
What does it mean to launch a star?
For a donation of $1 or more, you can add a star to the Constellation in the name of someone you love: a family member, a co-worker, a friend. You can also leave a message on the star you launched.
Can I leave a message to an existing star?
Yes. Enter the honoree’s name in the Find Someone field to search for their star. By clicking “Add To This Star” you can add a tribute of your own for a donation of $1 or more.
Why should I create or join a team?
Teams are another way to donate to SU2C. You can start your own fundraising team with your friends, co-workers, family members, or whomever you like. Browse the Teams
Can I join someone else’s team?
When a team captain creates a team he or she can either make it “private” or “public.” If the team was created as a “public team” then others can join it. If the team was created as a “private team” then you must be invited or make a request to the team captain to join.
What is My Stand?
Everyone has a story to tell. SU2C’s My Stand is a personalized public profile where you can share your personal connection to cancer. Post your story and help prove that none of us is alone in this fight. Click Join Today [http://www.standup2cancer.org/custom/?c=index&a=register] and select to Tell Your Story.
I need technical support, who do I contact?
For technical support, click here and select “technical support” in the drop down menu. You can send a detailed message indicating your specific issue.