About the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
About the Farrah Fawcett Foundation; Farrah Fawcett established the Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF) in 2007 shortly after her cancer diagnosis with the intention of running it herself, but she, unfortunately, passed away in 2009. The foundation’s President and CEO, Alana Stewart, has led the organization in its mission to fund innovative HPV-related cancer research, patient assistance, and prevention & awareness programs.
In 2013, the FFF partnered with Stand Up to Cancer to create their first research team in Farrah’s name at Dana Farber in Boston. They are currently working on a second phase of research at SU2C with a new cancer research team selected in 2021. Other grantees include:UCLA, MD Anderson, Harvard, Duke, Brown and Vanderbilt Universities. Patient assistance and education programs are also part of the FFF mission with several funds at treatment centers around the US.
The FFF’s 2022 fundraising efforts include a second beneficiary, honoring Farrah’s home state and benefit location of Dallas, TX. 50% of the funds raised will continue the support of Stand Up to Cancer and the other 50% will go to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.
For more info on the FFF visit www.thefarrahfawcettfoundation.org
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About Stand Up To Cancer
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 division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders who utilize these communities’ resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease. As of January 2022, more than 2,000 scientists representing more than 210 institutions are involved in SU2C-funded research projects.
Under the direction of our Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., SU2C conducts rigorous competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and ensure collaboration across research programs.
Current members of the SU2C Founders and Advisors Committee (FAC) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren. The late Laura Ziskin and the late Noreen Fraser are also co-founders. Russell Chew serves as SU2C’s president and CEO. For more information, visit StandUpToCancer.org.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.