STAND UP TO CANCER

The LA Galaxy, in conjunction with MLS WORKS, is proud to partner with Stand Up To Cancer for the month of October during Breast Cancer Awareness day when the LA Galaxy take on Chivas USA at the StubHub Center on Sunday, October 6th at 2:00 p.m. as well throughout the remainder of the month in support of cancer research.

Make sure to be in your seats early as the entire StubHub Center will stand to their feet together as a sign of unification against the fight on cancer.

The night will feature the Galaxy wearing special pink items throughout the night including pink jerseys, pink laces, and pink goalie gloves. Supporters will have the ability to bid on these unique items at the LA Galaxy Foundation booth during its In-Game silent auction. All of the proceeds from the night will benefit Stand Up To Cancer.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.

Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Talk Show Host, Journalist and well-known Cancer Advocate Katie Couric; Sherry Lansing, Chairperson of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Board of Directors and Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation; EIF President and CEO Lisa Paulsen; EIF Senior Vice President Kathleen Lobb; Rusty Robertson and Sue Schwartz of the Robertson Schwartz Agency; Pamela Oas Williams, President of Laura Ziskin Productions and Executive Producer of Stand Up To Cancer’s In-house Production Team, and Nonprofit Executive Ellen Ziffren. All current members of the CFA were co-producers of the 2012 televised special. The late co-founder Laura Ziskin executive produced both the Sept. 5, 2008, and Sept. 10, 2010, broadcasts. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C’s president and CEO since 2011.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer please visit: www.standup2cancer.org