Thursday, September 04, 2014

Join Chicago’s Cancer Survivors and Advocates for Stand Up To Cancer Primetime Special; Vie for Opportunity to be Featured During the Live Telecast

Join Chicago’s Cancer Survivors and Advocates for Stand Up To Cancer
Primetime Special; Vie for Opportunity to be Featured During the Live Telecast
Viewing party hosted by Relay For Life of Chicago to raise funds for
The SU2C-ACS Lung Cancer Dream Team
To help finish the fight against cancer and support the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), volunteer organizers of the American Cancer Society’s Chicago’s Relay For Life will host a viewing party for the primetime special at The GMan Tavern, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6pm.
A $15 registration fee includes luminaria and refreshments, as well as the chance to bid on exclusive silent auction items, win door prizes, and more. The Chicago viewing party is one of more than 200 across the country vying for the opportunity to be featured during the live telecast. Money raised from the SU2C Viewing Parties will support the SU2C Lung Cancer Dream Team that is funded in part by the American Cancer Society.
The hour-long telecast will highlight the work of Stand Up To Cancer’s Dream Teams of cancer researchers, and acknowledge SU2C’s corporate supporters and non-profit collaborators, including the American Cancer Society. The televised event will also feature celebrity ambassadors and exciting musical performances. 
For more information and to register, visit here

WHAT:   Join American Cancer Society Relay For Life volunteer organizers for a Stand Up To Cancer primetime special viewing party.
WHERE:  The GMan Tavern 3740 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
WHEN:   September 5, 2014 at 6pm
HOW:     For more information and to register, visit here
. $15 registration fee includes luminaria and refreshments.
This January, the American Cancer Society announced an historic collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients quickly. The alliance marries the Society’s comprehensive cancer-fighting mission with SU2C’s high-impact research funding model in order to accelerate cutting-edge research on some of the most deadly cancers, all for the benefit of patients.
The first project of the collaboration will be a $20 million research “Dream Team” focused on lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States.  The Society and SU2C together will fund the Dream Team over a three-year period to develop new therapies for lung cancer, with each group providing half the funding. 
The overarching collaboration also includes an advocacy component led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and SU2C.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we celebrate 100 years of service, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. For more information, visit


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