NEW SMART PHONE APP, LAUNCHED BY SU2C, ENABLES USERS TO HONOR LOVED ONES AFFECTED BY CANCER VIA SOCIAL MEDIADustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox and Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants Appear in New Public Service Announcement “Stand Up. Anytime. Anywhere.”
New PSA Will Premiere During Telecast of Game Four of the MLB World Series on FOX
Oct. 22, 2013 (Los Angeles / New York)—A new smart phone app provides users everywhere with an easy way to honor loved ones affected by cancer through multiple social media channels. With the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) app, available for iPhone® through the App StoreSM, users can create custom photo placards naming the mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, siblings, spouses, and friends in whose honor they are taking a stand against cancer. Users can also share their placards on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook directly from the SU2C app. MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball, developed the app for SU2C, an initiative that raises funds to accelerate collaborative research that gets new therapies to patients quickly. Major League Baseball has committed more than $35 million to the initiative since its inception.
To raise awareness and encourage friends and families to honor those affected by cancer through the app, SU2C will debut a new Public Service Announcement campaign entitled “Stand Up. Anytime. Anywhere.” during live television coverage of Game 4 of the World Series scheduled for Sunday, October 27, 2013 on FOX. The PSA will air in connection with an in-stadium “SU2C Moment,” when players, coaches and fans all stand up holding SU2C placards in honor of loved ones who have contended with cancer. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia appears in the PSA, using the app to create a placard for his wife, Kelli, who is a melanoma survivor. The San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval also appears in the PSA, creating a placard and declaring he stands up for his friend Donna Musgrave, also a cancer survivor.
“Downloading this app, creating a photo placard and sharing it on social media is such a simple way to honor a loved one affected by this disease,” said SU2C Co-Founder Rusty Robertson. “We’re excited to make it possible for people to show their love and support whenever and wherever they are.”
Users can get a direct link to download the SU2C app by texting STAND to 31826. Message and data rates may apply.
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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.
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