Teen Cancer America (TCA) will take a prominent role in the fundraising telecast ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ on Friday. The one hour special, featuring a host of film, music and TV celebrities, airs Friday, Sept 5 at 8/7 central across most major TV networks.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform from London, introduced by TCA supporter and Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl.
Daltrey and Townshend founded Teen Cancer America in 2012, and Daltrey is a longtime patron of the U.K. charity Teenage Cancer Trust. TCA supports the creation of programs and facilities that focus on the special needs of teens and young adults battling the disease.
“TCA has recognized that teens and young adults get cancer too and there were no places in hospitals where this age group can mix with each other,”said Daltrey. “If children have nurseries with teddy bears, and adults are provided for then it’s surely right that this age group have suitably equipped treatment.”
The UCLA Medical Center became the first American institution to cater specifically to teens when its Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Center opened in 2012. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s new Cancer Center, to open in fall 2015, will house a TCA outpatient facility. There are currently an additional 25 hospitals nationwide interested in creating TCA units or programs.
Visit the TCA website www.teencanceramerica.org to donate or get involved.
Stand up the Cancer funds collaborative cancer research, and since its foundation in 2008, over 140 clinical trials have been launched by SU2C scientists. 100% of donations received from the public support collaborative cancer research programs http://su2c.standup2cancer.org/