Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) was founded in 2008 to mark “where the end of cancer begins.” Since then, the organization has raised over $100 million for cancer research through television specials and other fundraising efforts.
SU2C aims to become an unstoppable movement, to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research and to bring together the best and brightest in the cancer community through collaboration instead of competition. This is done through two types of unique grants: Dream Team Grants given to multi-institutional groups that work collaboratively and Innovative Research Grants given to high-risk projects that could potentially be high impact.
Ready to stand up to cancer too? There are three ways during the month of August.
1. USE YOUR MASTERCARD AT RESTAURANTS
SU2C has partnered with MasterCard for a program called “Eat, Drink and Be Generous” that runs through September 1, 2011. Simply use your card for dining out (or taking out), and MasterCard will make a donation to SU2C, for a total of up to four million dollars.
2. SHARE A PRICELESS MOMENT ON FACEBOOK
“Cancer holds a magnifying glass to our everyday lives,” writes SU2C. So what does your everyday life look like? Share a snapshot on the MasterCard Everyday Moments Facebook App, and MasterCard will donate $1 to SU2C, for a total of up to $100,000.
3. MAKE A DONATION ANYTIME YOU WANT
If you’re feeling extra generous, make a one-time donation or a set up a recurring donation plan with SU2C. 100% of your donation will go towards saving lives through out-of-the-box research grants to underfunded scientists.