Katie Couric via Crowdrise
January 16, 2011
BENEFITING: Stand Up To Cancer
Cancer has affected all of us, whether you've been diagnosed or someone you care about has been. Each day, 1,500 Americans die from this terrible disease -- that’s one person every minute.
Since losing my husband Jay and my sister Emily, I've been working to raise awareness and research dollars to put an end to cancer. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a grassroots movement that can help do that by raising funds to accelerate the development of new therapies that will save lives now.
SU2C has a distinctive approach, combining the efforts of top research scientists and leaders from across disciplines, institutions, and specialties. The experts on these “Dream Teams” are finally working together against the disease, instead of competing against each other.
Through collaboration, innovation, acceleration, targeted therapies and translational research that quickly moves developments from the lab to the clinic where they will benefit patients, these scientists are working to find a cure. They need our help; each and every person can make a difference in this fight. We are all in this together, and every donation helps.
The funds raised on this site will support groundbreaking cancer research projects that have significant potential to save lives.
Cancer should not take so many of our loved ones, day in and day out, year after year. It's about time we stand up and find a cure. Please click on the DONATE button or click on the JOIN THE TEAM button to help me raise awareness and funds for Stand Up To Cancer.