Stand Up To Cancer

"This is where the end of cancer begins"

Our Mission Statement

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

SU2C is bringing together the best and the brightest researchers and encouraging collaboration instead of competition among the entire cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort.

Here we stand, on the verge of unlocking the answers that will finally conquer cancer.

Cancer takes one person every minute. One life in a moment. They are our brothers, our sisters, our fathers and mothers, our husbands and wives, our best friends, our children, ourselves. Every day in America 1500 people die despite the fact that the means to save them are literally within our reach. To wait any longer for someone else to save our lives and the lives of those we love is unforgivable. We must act now.

For the first time in history, we can envision the possibility of stopping cancer in its tracks. Now more than ever, as government funding for cancer research is disappearing from the national agenda, every single one of us affected by cancer must stand up and be heard.

Why We're Different Than Others

Dream Teams
  • Scientists work together instead of competitively against each other to work quickly & efficiently

Innovative Research Grants

  • Sponsors newly-found cancer research
  • can be risky, but highly-impacted
  • potentially affects patient care

Ways To Donate

  • Website:
using your credit card
  • Phone:
1.888.90.STAND (1.888.907.8263)
  • Mail:
Stand Up To Cancer
File 1224
1801 W. Olympic Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91199-1224

Fundraising Show

Starting in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has put on a telecast to help raise money for the organization. On Friday, September 7th, the show had live performances from Taylor Swift, Tim Mcgraw, Alicia Keys, and Coldplay. There are other celebrities involved to answer the telephone calls from people who are donating money to SU2C. In addition, they show cancer patient stories and this telecast funds for new developing research to putting an end to cancer.
Stand Up To Cancer on September 7: SU2C Live Event


"We used to have such crazy dreams,
The kind of dreams that brought us together, made us not mere mortals, but a movement.

We used to dream we’d get to the moon.
And we were crazy enough, fanatical enough, relentless enough, to get there.

We dreamed we’d split the atom.
Make smallpox and polio whispers from forgotten history books.
Make technology infinite, individual.
Connect the world.

All the unbelievable and the impossible,
all the can’t do and the never will, we overwhelmed them, we overpowered them, we conquered them.
They said no and we, well,
We said yes.
We stood up.
We stood up and changed the world.

Stand up when everybody else sits down
Stand up when it’s easier to turn away
Stand up for everyone who can’t rise anymore

When the answer seems impossible, stand up
When the dream is right within our reach, stand up
When the powerful refuse your call, stand up

The moment is now and the time has come to stand up.
One out of every two men
One out of every three women
will face these diseases we call cancer.

Our sisters, our brothers, our fathers, our mothers,
our husbands, our wives, our children.
Our very best friends and those we’ve yet to meet.

One person every minute, one person in a moment gets lost, gets stolen, gets taken away.

We are a tapestry of lives touched and brought together by a terrorist we can actually find.
And in the time it’s taken to read this, three more Americans have died.


This is where the end of cancer begins.

When together we become a force unmistakable.
A movement undeniable.
A light that cannot dim.

When we take our wild impossible dreams
And make them possible
Make them true

When together we rise as one
When we stand up
When we Stand Up To Cancer."