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Over 130 Iconic Buildings and Landmarks to be Illuminated on September 7

More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in a show…

  • September 4, 2018

More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in a show of support for the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) “roadblock” telecast airing in both the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Sept. 7.

All will light up in a combination of SU2C’s signature colors: orange, red, yellow, gray or white.

The New York Stock Exchange; Wrigley Building in Chicago; Niagara Falls; Peace Bridge connecting Buffalo and Fort Erie, Ontario; Helmsley Building in New York City; Capital Wheel outside Washington, D.C.; One Liberty Place, Cira Tower and FMC Tower in Philadelphia; and more are among the major U.S. buildings and landmarks lighting up in support of Stand Up To Cancer, which is commemorating 10 years of raising awareness and funds for groundbreaking cancer research that is saving lives now.

In Canada, the 3D TORONTO sign; Calgary Tower and Reconciliation Bridge in Calgary; High Level Bridge in Edmonton; Sails of Light and BC Place Stadium in Vancouver; and the London Convention Center in London, Ontario will join Niagara Falls and Peace Bridge in lighting up for Stand Up To Cancer.

“We are honored to have our ten years of impact recognized by so many iconic landmarks across the U.S. and Canada,” said Sung Poblete, president and CEO of Stand Up To Cancer. “Illuminating buildings in SU2C’s signature colors across both countries brilliantly symbolizes our emphasis on collaboration and teamwork in SU2C’s life-saving research.”

The telecast will broadcast live from The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA.  Aspire TV will air the Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Saturday, Sept. 8at 8:00 AM-9:00 AM ET/PT / 10:00 AM CT. The entire telecast will also stream live on SU2C’s Facebook page and PeopleTV, as well as stream live and on-demand on Hulu and SU2C’s YouTube page.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

A division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), SU2C was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders who utilize these communities’ resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease.

As of April 2018, more than 1,500 scientists representing more than 180 institutions are involved in SU2C-funded research projects.

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