This is Where the End of Cancer Begins – Stand Up To Cancer

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“We used to have such wild dreams, the kind that brought us together, made us a movement.

We dreamed we’d split the atom, walk on the moon, unlock our very genetic code.

To those who said ‘impossible’, ‘can’t happen’, ‘won’t happen’, we didn’t hear a word. We stood up and we changed the world.

Stand up, Stand up for everyone who can’t rise anymore. One person every minute, one life in a moment is taken by a disease that we can actually cure. And in the time it’s taken to say these words, one more American has died.


This is where the end of cancer begins. When together we rise as one. When we Stand Up To Cancer.”


  1. Stand Up To Cancer, television special, CBS Television, U.S.A., Executive producer Laura Ziskin. 2008 Sept 5.
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Walter Jessen is a senior writer for Highlight HEALTH Media.


  1. What an awesome and unprecedented event. Let all who viewed it remember that it wasn’t just an hour long event. We all need to Stand Up To Cancer as an everyday part of our lives.

  2. What a powerful message! Indeed we have stood up and conquered some amazing things. Why not cancer?