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Stand Up To Cancer - 21 October 2016

10 October 2016

Stand Up To Cancer is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). It aims to raise significant funds for translational cancer research through online and televised efforts. Central to the program is a telethon televised by three major broadcast networks. On Friday 21 October 2016, live on Channel 4 will be the special 'Stand Up To Cancer' telethon 2016.

Stand Up To Cancer - How Will you Rebel Agaisnt Cancer?

Do Something About Cancer

1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime meaning everyone is affected in some way, or will be. But we can do something about it. 100% of the money raised for and donated to 'Stand Up To Cancer' will fund research into new tests and treatments for cancer patients right here in the UK. The Stand Up To Cancer initiative aims to raise awareness and bring about an understanding that everyone is connected by cancer.

It's time to overthrow cancer by any means necessary say the organisers who are calling on everyone to Join them and tune in on 21 October, pledge their support, indulge your rebellious side and fundraise ‘however-the-hell-you-want’. As long as it's raising money.

The money raised for 'Stand Up To Cancer' funds clinical trials and projects that are finding new ways to take on cancer. Like that of Dr Colin Watts, who’s trialling a method that makes brain cancer cells glow bright pink – helping surgeons like him to remove them. You can watch an animation to see how this new science works, and how it could help us treat brain cancer in the future.

Stand Up To Cancer' has announced that BT are now Lead Sponsor for Stand Up To Cancer. That means they’ll be doing whatever they can to help raise money and kick cancer off its perch, from exclusive TV shows to staff fundraising across the country.

This isn’t the first time that BT has stood up to cancer, but this year, they are supersizing their support. They’ll be calling on BT staff and customers to join them in raising money to help fund ground breaking translational research, sending staff across the country out to collect donations in local towns and rail stations on the 21 October, amongst other things.

There'll be the return of the Crystal Maze – sponsored by BT and featuring some of BT Sport's own presenters and ambassadors! Then following the 'Stand Up To Cancer' live show, on 21 October, BT Sport on Saturday 22 October will follow on by hosting some of favourite Stand Up To Cancer stars across TV football shows on the day!