Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer are working as research partners for Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
The two charities will combine funds for selected translational breast cancer research projects with the aim of bringing new breast cancer treatments to patients faster.
Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising initiative, but it is also designed to stimulate collaboration in the cancer research community.
Claire Rowney, Director of UK Stand Up To Cancer at Cancer Research UK said:
“We are thrilled to be able to announce this partnership between two major cancer charities. Our Stand Up To Cancer campaign is all about bringing the nation together to make a stand and encouraging collaborative working to help bring treatments to patients faster”.
Chris Askew, Chief Executive at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, added:
“There is so much more to be done in order to stop breast cancer for good, but collaboration is key to getting us there. It is by bringing the best minds together, and working with a common goal, that we can truly reach the point where breast cancer, and all cancers, are stopped in their tracks.”
March On Cancer™
New to Stand Up To Cancer this year is March On Cancer™, a sponsored night-time walking experience. On Saturday 11th October at 7.30pm, thousands of people will come together as “a collective show of force against cancer” in 15 simultaneous nationwide events in city centres across the UK.
Stand Up To Cancer TV advert 2014
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Founded in the US in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has harnessed the support of the entertainment industry to generate millions in pledges for cancer research.
The telethon came to the UK on Channel 4 in 2012 to raise funds to accelerate innovative cancer research and get new treatments to patients more quickly. In 2012, Stand Up To Cancer’s fundraising total exceeded £8 million, funding 12 clinical trials across the UK and this year’s aim is to do even better.
The 2014 campaign is encouraging people to join the frontline against cancer this autumn by fundraising, buying merchandise, joining March On Cancer™ and tuning in to the live TV show on Channel 4 on Friday 17th October.
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