Friday September 5th will see a special evening hosted on US prime time television in support of Stand Up 2 Cancer, a US-centric organisation (also supported in Canada), established within the entertainment industry specifically to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational cancer research.
The event will feature performances from top recording artists and celebrities from film and television, and feature patient stories that illustrate the remarkable progress that SU2C has made in cancer research since its inception in May 2008. During the show, those watching will be invited to offer donations to SU2C, with the guarantee that 100% of public donations received by the organisation will go directly into supporting SU2C’s collaborative research programmes.
To mark the event, music venues across Second Life, together with SL artists and musicians from around the world are coming together in 4-day festival of music and fund-raising also in support of SU2C.
SL Music Races for a Cure has being organised by Still Braveheart, has the full approval of SU2C, and is also listed as an official SU2C fundraising team.
In all some 23 live music venues and over 150 performers will be taking place across the weekend.Those attending any of the events can make donations to SU2C at the venues themselves via the SU2C donation boards, or they can visit the team webpage and made donations there.
Full details of venues and performances can be found at The Shore – simply click on the Stand Up 2 Cancer logo to receive a note card set for venues and performers across the 4 days. However, to give you a flavour of things, you can see the line-up as it stood at the time of writing this piece. There were still some slots open across a number of venues through the four days of the event, so if you are a performer and would like to participate, please contact Still directly.
Commenting on the weekend, Still Braveheart said, “we are just about ready to kick off the most awesome fund-raiser on the grid next week. 23 live music venues, over 150 different performers. all with in 3-4 days. We are truly going to rock the grid, have fun and most importantly, MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this battle against a horrible disease!”
About Stand Up 2 Cancer
Stand Up 2 Cancer SU2C, is a US-centric, non-profit organisation run under the auspices of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, specifically established to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational cancer research that can get new cancer therapies to patients quickly.
Since its inception in May 2008, SU2C has seen over $261 million pledged in funds, which has contributed to some 141 clinical trials involving 750 scientists and 5,000 cancer patients, and which have spanned 112 US institutions.
SU2C’s approach is to break down the barriers faced by cancer researchers in having to compete for funding for their projects, by fostering and financing interdisciplinary and cross-organisational collaborative research programmes using what they refer to as Dream Teams. 100% of all public donations goes directly into supporting these collaborative research activities.
Find out more through the following links:
- SL Music Race for a Cure team page
- Stand Up 2 Cancer website
- About SU2C
- Why We’re Different
- SU2C’s Mission Statement