About Stand Up To Cancer Canada

What is the goal of Stand Up To Cancer?

Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer Canada’s goal is to end cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death by raising funds to accelerate research that will help transform cancer from a disease that takes far too many lives to one people survive. The SU2C Canada movement is founded on the belief that researchers understand the basic science of cancer research, and now is the time to take that understanding to the next level through interdisciplinary collaboration to translate this knowledge to the clinic—to accelerate real advances in patient treatment and cancer prevention. Stand Up To Cancer Canada’s innovative approach to research is designed to eliminate barriers that have traditionally inhibited creativity and collaboration, enabling the best and brightest investigators from leading institutions across the country and internationally to work together. A distinctive feature of SU2C-funded research is the “Dream Team” concept, in which researchers from different universities or other institutions come together to share resources and data and work collaboratively to develop new and innovative therapies for cancer. The U.S.-based SU2C program (founded in 2008) has launched 12 Dream Teams, two smaller Translational Research Teams and awarded funding to 26 early-career investigators conducting high-risk, potentially high-reward research under the Innovative Research Program. More than 750 researchers are involved overall, working at 112 institutions in six countries, including Canada. Over 140 clinical trials have been planned, initiated or launched involving more than 5,000 patients. U.S.-based SU2C program is currently funding scientists and research at Canadian institutions including the BC Cancer Research Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, McMaster University and the University of British Columbia.

How is Stand Up To Cancer Canada different from Stand Up To Cancer in the U.S.?

Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada) and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) share a common mission to make cancer patients into cancer survivors through accelerated, collaborative research that improves cancer treatments and outcomes for patients sooner. Both SU2C Canada and SU2Cutilize the entertainment industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting and contributing to these initiatives. Stand Up To Cancer Canada is an initiative of the EIF Canada, a Canadian Registered Charity. Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States. Each organization has its own Board of Directors that include senior executives of networks in their respective countries. Scientific research funded by SU2C Canada will be evaluated, recommended and monitored by the SU2C Canada Scientific Advisory Committee. The US-based SU2C initiative has a separate scientific advisory committee. SU2C Canada and SU2C share a common mission, however, they are separate and distinct programs.

What is a Dream Team?

Dream Teams are multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and collaborative groups of scientists that are responsible for conducting novel, groundbreaking cancer research projects that address critical problems in patient care. Dream Teams are made up of the best scientists who are on te verge of possible discoveries that can provide direct patient benefit in the shortest amount of time possible. SU2C Canada Dream Teams receive funding over a four-year funding cycle with the mandate to seek to make improvements in patient outcomes.

What is the Innovative Research Grant program?

The goal of the Innovative Research Grant program is to support the next generation of cancer research leaders. The projects all represent new approaches to the most important and challenging problems facing cancer researchers today. Currently the IRG program only operates in the US, but awardees collaborate with all Dream Teams, both U.S. and Canadian-based teams, annually at the SU2C Scientific Summit.

How will donations to Stand Up To Cancer Canada be used?

100% of all Canadian donations received will stay in Canada for research.

What is the Stand Up To Cancer Canada’s charitable registration number?

Stand Up To Cancer Canada is an initiative of EIF Canada, a Canadian Registered Charity. EIF Canada’s charitable registration number is 80550 6730 RR0001.

When I make a donation, what will appear on my credit card statement?

When you make a donation by credit card, a charge to “SU2C Canada” will appear on your credit card billing statement.

I don’t want to donate online, can I send a cheque?

Yes we accept cheques. Please make your cheque payable to “Stand Up To Cancer Canada” and mail it to: Stand Up To Cancer Canada 330 Bay Street, Suite 820, Toronto, ON M5H2S8

Can I cancel my donation?

No. By law, donations are non-refundable. You cannot change your mind once you’ve made a charitable donation.

Is my receipt valid for tax credits?

Your donation is eligible for tax credits to the extent allowed by Canadian law.

Can I make a recurring donation?

Yes, you can choose to make your donation recurring by checking the ‘Make this donation a monthly donation’ box during an online donation. You can also contact our Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 800.207.4203.

How do I cancel my recurring donation?

To cancel your recurring donation please contact Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 800.207.4204.

I do not live in Canada, can I make a donation?

Yes, you can make a donation to EIF Canada if you are outside Canada. However, whether you are eligible for tax relief by virtue of that gift will depend on your circumstances. We recommend you consult your tax advisor to find out if your donation is eligible for tax relief in your country. If you are in the United States, you may wish to donate to SU2C in the U.S. by visiting www.standup2cancer.org. To make a donation outside of the U.S. or Canada, please visit our website at www.standup2cancer.ca. You will receive a receipt for your donation.

I donated, but did not get a tax receipt. What do I do?

E-mail receipts are sent out within 10 days of donating. If it has been longer than that and you still have not received an e-mail, please contact Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 800.207.4204. If you did not provide an e-mail address, your receipt will be sent via regular mail. This can take several weeks. If it has been longer than 4-6 weeks since you donated, please contact Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 800.207.4204.

I have a question about my donation, who do I contact?

If you have a question about your donation, please contact Donor Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 800.207.4204.

Our regular Donor Services hours are Monday – Thursday from 8am-6pm PT, Friday from 8am-5pm PT and Saturday and Sunday from 8am-2pm PM.

Are there volunteer opportunities with Stand Up To Cancer Canada?

Stand Up To Cancer Canada is not in need of additional volunteers at this time.