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February 4, 2014 | February 18, 2014 | March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

The Baton Pass™
Every hour in the U.S., nearly 200 people are told they have cancer. And every one of them wants to hear one thing: “You can survive this.” SU2C, in collaboration with Siemens, is thrilled to announce the launch of The Baton Pass™, a new campaign which will raise funds for innovative cancer research. The baton symbolizes the courage and hope embodied in everyone touched by cancer – a hope that can pass from one person to another both online and in local communities around the country. Use The Baton Pass™ app on Facebook to pass a virtual baton, and Siemens will donate $1 to SU2C for every virtual pass to your Facebook friends from March 19th through September 5th, up to $1MM. Click here to begin.

SU2C Progress
The SU2C Dream Teams are making tremendous strides in the fight against cancer. Click here to watch a recap from our most recent 2014 SU2C Scientific Summit. For more frequent updates, make sure to follow SU2C on Facebook and Twitter.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
As Dr. Raymond Dubois shared with SU2C, preventive screening is crucial to getting the upper hand on this disease that touches over 130,000 lives each year. According to Dr. Dubois, if everyone in the country underwent the recommended screening approaches, we could reduce the number of colorectal cancer patients by 50%. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for colorectal cancer using high-sensitivity fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy beginning at age 50 and continuing until age 75.

February 18, 2014

SU2C stands up to lung cancer.

American Cancer Society and Stand Up To Cancer to collaborate
Huge news in the fight against lung cancer: SU2C and the American Cancer Society are combining forces! The first project of the collaboration will be a $20M research Dream Team focused on lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of men and women in the US.

The collaboration was announced at a star-studded event, chaired by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow described the SU2C researchers in attendance as the “true rock stars” of the evening.
To contribute to the work of this and other SU2C Dream Teams, simply click here to donate. Every contribution makes a real difference in Stand Up To Cancer’s fight against this disease.

Garth Watson’s run across America to benefit SU2C
24-year-old cross country runner Garth Watson wanted to use his running ability to do something good for the world. When he learned about SU2C’s collaborative research model, he says that the answer became “ridiculously obvious.” So Garth is going to run across the ENTIRE United States to raise funds for cancer research! Learn how you can support him.

Check out the MLB Honorary Bat Girl contest
Are you a baseball fan? Join SU2C’s friends at Major League Baseball in the fight against breast cancer. Click here to tell your story or share the story of someone you know who is going to bat against cancer. You could win a chance to be an honorary bat girl for the day. The contest runs from February 14 through March 24.

February 4, 2014

It’s World Cancer Day. Show the world who you stand up for.


Cancer knows no borders. Neither do those determined to stand up.

Today, February 4, 2014, is World Cancer Day. A day when people across the globe unite to take a stand against a disease that affects us all – mothers, fathers, friends, grandparents, and our children.

As a member of the SU2C community, we invite you to join today’s global movement. Who do you Stand Up for? Here are two easy ways to participate: 
  1. Go to to download your “I stand up for” placard in a variety of languages.

    Then, write in the name or names of who you stand up for, snap a photo, and share it. On World Cancer Day, Stand Up To Cancer is allowing fans to post directly onto our Facebook wall, so you can share your photo with our million-strong community! You can also post your photo on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #istandupfor and #WorldCancerDay.

  2. Download the SU2C app for iPhone®, which you can use to honor the people you love who have been affected by cancer. Get started by clicking this link to download the app from your iPhone, or search SU2C on the App Store℠. Then create your placard, enter your dedication, and you’ll be ready to share.

Together, let’s send a message around the globe that we stand together in the fight against cancer.

Yours in the fight,

Stand Up To Cancer


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