Today, Disney+ subscribers in the United States can catch the replay of this year’s Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) fundraising special, which is a one-hour fundraising event filled with entertainment and inspiring survivor stories that showcase SU2C’s 15 years of impact in cancer research and the significant progress being made in the fight against cancer.
The telecast aired simultaneously on more than 55 participating media platforms across the United States and Canada, including all four major broadcast networks in the U.S. Broadcasters carrying the show donated one hour of simultaneous commercial-free prime time. The show is also available on VOD on many other platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, Max, Peacock, Showtime and more. Expect this special to only be available on streaming platforms for a limited time before being removed.
The event featured special appearances from President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and SU2C celebrity ambassadors, along with patient stories and insights from renowned scientists. Show participants united in recognition of SU2C’s progress over the last 15 years and its mission to fund more life-saving breakthrough treatments.
Celebrity participants included Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Katie Couric, Danai Gurira, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Queen Latifah, Maria Menounos, Julianne Moore, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet and Justin Timberlake. A special montage of comedic skits from past shows featured Jack Black, Ben Falcone, Zach Galifianakis, Brad Garrett, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Jay Leno, Melissa McCarthy, and Matthew McConaughey and past musical performances from the likes of Brittany Howard, Simone Ledward Boseman, Little Big Town and The Who.
Since its inception, SU2C has brought together more than 3,000 of the best scientists from over 210 leading institutions to collaborate towards ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C’s research has contributed to the development of nine new cancer therapies approved by the FDA, and more than 270 clinical trials treating more than 29,350 patients. SU2C is committed to cancer health equity and is increasing diversity in SU2C-funded clinical trials, initiating advocacy group collaborations and awareness campaigns, and funding research aimed at improving cancer outcomes and screening rates in medically underserved communities.
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