Sunday, August 24, 2008

Standing Up to Cancer

On September 25, an unprecedented fundraising campaign will be launched. Stand Up to Cancer is a charitable group organized by Entertainment Industry Foundation. Uniting dozens of organizations, large and small, and anchored by a TV special that will air simultaneously on ABC, NBC, and CBS, Stand Up to Cancer is aiming to raise enough money to fund so-called “Dream Teams” of translational researchers who are poised to create the next generation of cancer treatments.

Although this sounds like a massive event, like all worthwhile causes, Stand Up to Cancer relies on real people. People like Ben Teller, an 18-year old diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma who chose to “make cancer his b*tch”, who chose not to give in to despair, and who chose to inspire his friends and neighbors (and maybe you) to stand up and fight back.