Stand Up 2 Cancer

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Stand Up 2 Cancer is a non-profit whose mission is to raise funding for leading oncologists and cancer researchers. The first televised fundraiser event, held in 2008, raised over $100 million dollars for research and featured dozens of musicians and celebrities, including Patrick Swayze and Sheryl Crow, who spoke of their fights against the disease. The SU2C theme song, “Just Stand Up,” featured more than ten female performers (girl power!)

In the years since, the annual event continues to get bigger and feature more influencers who are standing up to fight cancer. The concert airs tonight across all the major networks – ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox – and many cable partners. This year, through a partnership with Yahoo! Screen, it’s also streaming online. Yahoo has partnered with LiveNation to launch Yahoo! Live to air select concerts live, and then loop them online for 24 hours after the performance. Yahoo! Live will air one concert every day for a full 365 days, so you can see a concert from the comfort of your house for a full year. (Join me this Monday as I watch my favorite band in sweatpants and a messy bun. And then join me for the next 24 hours as I live the dream of my life always being a The Hold Steady show.) Check out the next 30 shows here.

I’ll be watching Stand Up 2 Cancer live tonight, thinking of those I have lost, those who have won their battles like my mom, thinking of friends who are still fighting, and sending special prayers to a friend as her family rallies around their fighter. If you’ve never had the chance to watch Stand Up 2 Cancer, it’s a deeply moving experience. To donate now, visit Stand Up 2 Cancer’s website.


“In my world, in my vision the hero always defeats the villian, the boy always gets the girl, and cancer is no more.” SU2C cofounder and guiding light, Laura Ziskin