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I remember the exact second I learned I had breast cancer. I’d just come out from under anesthesia and was laying on an operating table in the hospital. My husband and a friend were standing next to my doctor who was telling me I had breast cancer. Everyone looked solemn, sad and shellshocked. 

It wasn’t the result any of us were expecting.

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Take a Stand Against Cancer
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Mark your calendars for Friday, September 9th, at 8/7pm CST. Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) 2016 biennial telecast will be on every network and most of the major cable channels except Nickelodeon, the children’s channels and PBS.

Why are so many media outlets clearing the deck for SU2C’s fifth, life-saving broadcast?

  1. Each and every one of us has been affected by cancer.
  2. Stand Up To Cancer is one of the most powerful and important catalysts we have in the fight against cancer. One hundred percent of money raised from the public raises goes to support SU2C research itself. Instead of competing for the same research dollars and working in secret, by themselves, SU2C brings the best researchers in the world together to collaborate.

Every person in the world wants to kick cancer’s butt, but in order to do that, we need every single one of us to make a tax deductible donation to Stand Up To Cancer. Here are some links you need to know.

• Signup to receive SU2C 2016 telecast updates

• Make a tax deductible donation to SU2C

• Learn more about SU2C and co-founder Sherry Lansing.

• Read Karen Taphorn’s amazing story of surviving metastatic melanoma.




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Karen Taphorn
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We’ve all lost someone we know to cancer, some of us have had cancer ourselves, but how many people do you know who’ve been saved by a cutting edge, clinical trial? Thanks to a new drug combination clinical trial for metastatic melanoma—funded in part by Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)—Karen Taphorn is living her life, cancer free.

When Karen volunteered for a clinical trial, her friends told her she’d be a guinea pig, but this clinical trial may have saved her life.

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Sherry Lansing has often been called 'the most powerful woman in Hollywood.'
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Sherry Lansing has often been called “the most powerful woman in Hollywood.” She is one of those rare people who can open any door, plus she follows through and makes things happen. In 1982, Sherry Lansing was appointed President of 20th Century Fox, a move that made her the first woman to head a major film studio. From 1992 to 2005, she was Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a tenure that brought Paramount unprecedented creative and financial success. As both a studio head and an independent producer, Sherry has shepherded blockbuster films like Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Titanic, Fatal Attraction, The Accused and Indecent Proposal.

My dear friend, Laura Ziskin, used to say, “Raise your hand if you’ve been touched by cancer,” and every hand in the room would go up.

The first time I met Sherry was in 2012. I was still doing Breast Cancer Sisterhood, where I had created a Top 10 Breast Cancer Blog and the only Survivorship resource for families. Continue Reading


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