Amazing News! This past Friday, Sept 7th, 2012, Justin was honored to participate in the telethon, Stand Up To Cancer, which was dedicated to the nearly 13 million U.S. cancer survivors. Today, Stand Up To Cancer today announced that more than $81 million has been pledged so far in connection with its September 7 fundraising telecast, which will be used to accelerate ground-breaking research and bring new treatments to patients as quickly as possible, including pediatric cancer patients through the creation of a new pediatric cancer research “Dream Team.”
While ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC all donated one hour of simultaneous, commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special, actors such as Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Sofia Vergara, Robert Pattinson - and Justin himself - took the stage to spur on donations.
Every day, cancer kills 1,600 Americans – one person every minute. This year, more than 550,000 Americans and almost 8 million people worldwide will die of some form of cancer. SU2C was founded on the belief that we are at a pivotal juncture with the potential for transformative progress in cancer research because of two trends: breakthroughs made in our understanding of the basic science of cancer, and technological advances that enable us to translate them into new treatments. Today's cancer researchers need additional funding to fulfill the promise of life-saving discoveries, and Stand Up To Cancer engages the public to support their work.
The best news yet??!!! If you have not yet donated, there's still time! Go to Stand Up To Cancer's website and donate now.