Fundraise for SU2C FAQs
About Fundraising Teams
Why should I create or join a team?
Teams are another way to donate to SU2C. You can start your own fundraising team with your friends, co-workers, family members, or whomever you like. Learn more about group fundraising for SU2C.
Can I join someone else’s team?
When a team captain creates a team he or she can choose whether to have a password or open team. If the team was created without a password then others can join it. If the team was created as a password protected team then you must be invited or make a request to the team captain to join. You can look for a team by visiting our Find a Fundraiser page.
I need technical support, who do I contact?
For technical support, click here and select “technical support” in the drop down menu. You can send a detailed message indicating your specific issue.
Fundraising Events - Getting Started
I’d like to plan a fundraising event. How do I get started?
You can start by completing the Grassroots Fundraising Proposal. Once you fill this out completely, we will review your application. Please allow 10 business days for us to process your proposal.
I submitted my Grassroots Fundraising Proposal. How long will it take to for someone to get back to me?
Please allow 10 business days for a representative from SU2C to respond to your Grassroots Fundraising Proposal. If your proposal is accepted, you will be given special instructions on how to sign up for your fundraising page. Your fundraising page will give you access to our Fundraising Toolkit that includes a wealth of information and materials you can use to help get you started.
Am I required to create an SU2C online team for my fundraising event?
No. You are not required to set up an online team; however, we highly recommended it as it provides you with online tools to track your fundraising efforts and to help you share information about your event.
We have a great idea for an event! How soon do we need to contact SU2C prior to the event?
Please contact SU2C about your event no less than 30 days prior to the event.
I have a great idea for an event, but it’s not one of the events listed on the website. Can I create my own event?
We encourage you to be as creative as possible and to create a unique and personal event that shows how you, your school, your business or your entire community are standing up to cancer. The events outlined on our website are only suggestions.
Are there any restrictions to the activities permitted at events benefitting SU2C?
We hope that you will be as creative as possible in helping us to raise awareness and funds to support SU2C’s groundbreaking cancer research; however, we do not permit events benefitting SU2C to include lotteries, gambling, raffles or drawings as part of their fundraising activities. Additionally, we do not allow for SU2C merchandise to be resold for fundraising purposes.
Can SU2C arrange for a celebrity or a representative from the charity to participate in my event?
We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support of our SU2C grassroots fundraisers hosting events all over the country. Unfortunately, due to the volume of these events, we cannot personally participate or arrange for celebrities to participate in these events.
Can SU2C help with funding, planning or executing my event?
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to assist with funding, planning or executing your event. However, we created a Fundraising Toolkit as a guide to help you plan your event and make it your own.
SU2C Fundraising Pages – Getting Started
What is the difference between a Personal and Team Fundraising?
You can register to manage a team or fundraise as an individual. If you decide to lead a team you will have both a Team Page and a Personal Fundraising page.
Your Personal Fundraising page is a place for you to tell your story and seek donations for your team. You can set a personal goal separate from your team goal. Any donations received from your Personal Fundraising page will apply to your overall team goal.
Your Team Page gives you a place to set a larger fundraising goal and to recruit team members to fundraise alongside you. All of the team members you get to sign up will have their own Personal Pages to drive their fundraising efforts. Any donations they receive will apply to your larger team goal.
You can manage both your Team and Personal pages via your Participant Center. If you had a team in the older SU2C teams site, you will be setup to have both a Team and Personal Page. Your goal and fundraising efforts to date will be the same on both your Team and Personal Page, but you can update either goal at any time.
What is the difference between a password protected and an open fundraising team?
Teams can be set require a password from registering team members. Open teams allow anyone to join the team. In addition, your team members can invite other members. Think of it as being the leader of a movement. An open team is perfect for fundraising with friends, family or a small group. In a in a password protected team the captain invites new members to the team and provided the password that allows others to sign up for the team.
What is a Team Page?
A Team Page is the page you send to recruit potential team members if you signed up to start a team. It’s a place to explain why your formed a team and to motivate others to fundraise alongside you. When you sign up to start a team we automatically create your public facing team page with a description of what SU2C does. Editing your page via your Participant Center and adding a photo or video will help make your motivate your outgoing loved ones to fundraise with you.
What is a Personal Page?
Your Personal Page is the page you send to potential donors when you ask for donations. It’s a place to tell your story and add a photo or video about why you are fundraising for SU2C. When you sign up for a team we automatically create your public facing page with a description of what SU2C does. Editing your page via your Participant Center will help make your requests for donations more personal.
Will I be able to see who donated to my team or my personal fundraising page?
You will have the tools to see who donated to your team, when and how much.
I have a question that isn’t answered here. What do I do?
About Stand Up To Cancer
What is the goal of Stand Up To Cancer?
Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer’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.
SU2C is founded on the belief that in the field of cancer research there is a solid foundation and sufficient understanding of the basic science of cancer, and with the technologies available, now is the time to take that understanding to the next level by translating this knowledge to the clinic—to real advances in patient care and cancer prevention.
Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative approach to research is designed to eliminate barriers that have traditionally inhibited creativity and collaboration by enabling the best and brightest investigators from leading institutions across the country and internationally to work together. In 2009, SU2C awarded its first grants to five of these “Dream Teams,” which are investigating promising new therapies for cancer patients and advancing efforts in cancer prevention research. Today, fourteen teams of incredible scientists are already hard at work, driven by the same principles that laid the foundation of the Stand Up To Cancer model: collaboration, innovation, acceleration, targeted therapy, and translational research. Stand Up To Cancer has also awarded Innovative Research Grants to 26 individual young scientists who are pursuing high-risk, high-impact cancer research, which is often not supported by conventional funding sources.
What is a “Dream Team”?
“Dream Teams” are multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and collaborative groups of scientists that will be responsible for conducting novel, groundbreaking cancer research projects that address critical problems in patient care and are designed to deliver near-term patient benefit. Learn more about the SU2C Dream Teams and their projects here.
What is an Innovative Research Grant?
The Innovative Research Grants program is the second major funding commitment made by Stand Up To Cancer, with the goal of supporting the next generation of cancer research leaders. The projects funded all represent new approaches to the most important and challenging problems facing cancer researchers today. Learn more about the SU2C Innovative Research Grant recipients and their projects here.
Who created Stand Up To Cancer?
SU2C was created by a group of women whose lives have all been affected by cancer in profound ways. In the fall of 2007, they began working together to marshal the resources of the media and entertainment industries in the fight against this disease. Stand Up To Cancer was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Click here to learn more about the SU2C co-founders.
How much of the money raised through my grassroots fundraising event will go towards the research that SU2C funds?
100% of the donations received from fundraising events support collaborative cancer research programs.
How will donations to Stand Up To Cancer be used?
100 percent of the donations received from the public will go directly to cancer research.
We have partnered with the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to provide scientific oversight and expert peer review, and administer Stand Up To Cancer grants, which fund:
• Dream Teams (multi-disciplinary and collaborative groups of scientists that will be responsible for conducting novel, groundbreaking cancer research projects that address critical problems in patient care and are designed to deliver near-term patient benefit). The research being done by the Dream Teams already at work has the potential to impact the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers that are responsible for two thirds of the cancer deaths in the U.S.
• Individual innovative grantees conducting high-risk, potentially high-reward research projects that would often not be supported by conventional funding sources.
How much of my donation goes to the cause?
100% of the donations received from the public support collaborative cancer research programs.
I don’t have a credit card. Can I donate by check or money order?
Yes, we accept checks and money orders. Please make your check or money order payable to SU2C and send it to:
Stand Up To Cancer
P.O. Box 843721
Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721
Do you accept donations of products or services?
Stand Up To Cancer is not in need of additional in-kind donations at the moment. However, we encourage you to look at the Resources Page and contact one of the advocacy groups listed for organizations in your area that may be in need of your services or products.