City Of Los Angeles Officially Announces Stand Up To Cancer Day
On Wednesday, August 29, Councilmember Paul Koretz and the City of Los Angeles commended Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) by presenting a resolution declaring Friday, September 7 as "Stand Up To Cancer Day" in the City of Los Angeles. SU2C Day is the official day of the sixth biennial SU2C telecast, which will highlight the progress being made by SU2C researchers and continue to raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research.
SU2C also announced a collaboration with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) to explore ways to increase awareness about and participation in clinical trials among cancer patients in medically underserved communities in Los Angeles.
"We have been so privileged to do this event with Councilmember Koretz every other year, aligned with our biennial telecast, since 2010," said Kathleen Lobb. "This year's show is especially meaningful because it marks ten years since we launched Stand Up To Cancer and ten years of life-changing, life-saving cancer research."
"Two years ago I had the honor of declaring September 9, 2016 as Stand Up To Cancer Day in Los Angeles," said Councilmember Paul Koretz. "Today we're here to do it again as Stand Up To Cancer reaches 10 years of lifesaving research achievements. That's right, a whole decade of innovative and groundbreaking transformative research, partly supported by The Stand Up To Cancer telecast."
"For more than half a century, [Charles Drew University] has been training healthcare professionals who are dedicated to health equity for underserved populations," added Jimmy Smits. "This esteemed institution is an absolutely stellar collaborator with Stand Up To Cancer, which is why I'm so honored to stand up with both of them today."
"I'm standing up because I know that there is only one way we can help people...beat this merciless disease," said Bree Turner. "And that's by supporting the kind of groundbreaking research that Stand Up To Cancer makes possible."
"By pooling our resources in one important point of collaboration, Stand Up To Cancer and Charles R. Drew University will help the Cancer Research Center at CDU increase its outreach and patient navigation efforts to get patients who can participate in and benefit from clinical trials," said Dr. David M. Carlisle.
The Hollywood community is once again uniting to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), which will stage its sixth biennial televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT). Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper will serve as co-executive producer along with renowned live-event producing team at Done + Dusted, in collaboration with The Stand Up To Cancer production team. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The telecast will broadcast live from The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. As in years past, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Heroes Channel, AT&T AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Destination America, Discovery Life, Discovery Family, E!, EPIX, Escape, ESPNEWS, FM, Freeform, FS2, FXM, FYI, Galavision, Great American Country, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, Jewish Life TV, Laff, Logo, MTV2, Nat Geo WILD, PeopleTV, REELZ, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL, TNT, Univision Puerto Rico and WGN America, are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast, with additional networks to be announced. Following the live broadcast, the telecast will be available to stream via ComedyCentral.com and the Comedy Central app, as well as its VOD partners. Aspire TV will air The Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM ET/PT / 10:00 AM CT. The entire telecast will also stream live on SU2C's Facebook page and PeopleTV, as well as stream live and on-demand on Hulu and SU2C's YouTube page.
For the third time, Stand Up To Cancer Canada will simultaneously broadcast a Canada-inclusive telecast across four major English-language Canadian broadcasters: CBC, Citytv, CTV, and Global, as well as Canadian services AMI, A.Side, BBC Earth, CHCH, CHEK, Cottage Life, Fight Network, Game TV, HIFI, Hollywood Suite, Love Nature, Makeful, NTV, OUTtv, Smithsonian Channel Canada, T+E and YES TV. In addition, the show will stream live on the CBC TV App, cbc.ca/watch, CBS All Access, the CTV App and CTV's website, Global GO and GlobalTV.com, and will be available on-demand on TELUS Optik TV in Canada.