LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “Stand Up To Cancer Day” was declared an official day in September in the city of Los Angeles, officials announced Wednesday.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Paul Koretz and other city leaders held a press conference at 9 a.m. to commend the Stand Up To Cancer organization by declaring Sept. 4 as their official day in the city of Los Angeles.
Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador Marg Helgenberger, star of ABC Family’s “Chasing Life” Italia Ricci, as well as Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) members Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Ellen Ziffren, Pam Williams and Kathleen Lobb attended the event.
A live one-hour commercial-free fundraising event will be held Sept. 5, will feature performances from top recording artists and celebrities from film and television and engage viewers with powerful stories of remarkable progress being made by SU2C-funded research.
More than a dozen buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will also be illuminated in a united show of support for the upcoming telecast. The LAX Gateway at the Los Angeles International Airport will be lit orange, red and yellow Aug. 28, 30 and 31, and the Pacific Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park in Santa Monica will feature 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights in white, red and yellow from Aug. 28 through Sept. 1.
SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across institutions and international boundaries to work collaboratively on promising new treatments that will impact a wide range of cancer types.