Stand Up to Cancer raises £6.5 million
Last night stars from television, music and film came together for "Stand Up To Cancer" - a unique new fundraising campaign on Channel 4. Joining forces with Cancer Research UK, C4's Friday's live fundraising event hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian raised an amazing £6,483,995; @Standup2C gained 10,000 followers over the night and was liked on the Facebook page by over 300,000 people, while trending all night maintaining a top five position.
Joining the hosts for Stand Up To Cancer live were: Samuel L Jackson, Bradley Cooper, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, Keith Lemon, Heidi Klum, Jeremy Piven, Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Alesha Dixon, Ashley Walters, Russell Tovey, Bear Grylls, Jack Whitehall, Tom Felton, Warwick Davis, Jimmy Carr, Derren Brown, Martin Freeman, Dawn Porter, Micky Flanagan, Stephen Graham, Max Beesley and Jonathan Ross
During the show a number of performance 'battles' between two dance troupes revealed the amount of money raised so far. They performed in front of specially 4D mapped projections which ended with the £ numbers smashing through.
- English National Ballet Vs Flawless with the figure £732,036
- Acrobats (Spelbound) Vs Robots (The A-Team Corporation) £1,692,391
- Dhol drummers (The Dhol Foundation) Vs Bollywood dancers (Bolly Flex)£3,060,210
- 'Being British' - Military drummers (The Company)Vs steppers (The A-Team Corporation again) - joined by Olympians & Paralympians £6,039,982
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Credit: Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising event from Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK. Standuptocancer.org.uk or channel4.co.uk/SU2C for further information.
Since Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) began in the USA in 2008 with a telecast across ABC, CBS and NBC, it has harnessed the support of the entertainment industry to raise more than $260 million for cancer research focused on bringing more effective treatments to patients quickly. SU2C is an Entertainment Industry Foundation initiative.
Funds raised through the Stand Up To Cancer campaign will go specifically towards the UK's leading clinical research, ensuring that new treatments get to patients faster. UK-based researchers at hospitals, universities, charities and research institutes across the UK will be able to apply for grants from the Stand Up To Cancer fund through an open call for proposals. Reflecting the collaboration with the USA, 20 per cent of funds raised will support UK-US collaborative research to develop state-of-the-art new treatments to benefit patients here in the UK.