In 2012, Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK joined forces to launch Stand Up to Cancer in the UK, to accelerate life-saving cancer research. Led by the brightest stars in film, TV and music, it was the most successful charity fundraiser on UK commercial TV in its first year - ever.
Following on from that, the campaign has now raised over £23.8 million. The money raised so far has been spent funding clinical trials, which aim to improve survival rates and bring breakthroughs in labs to the patients who need them. Over 9,000 people have, or are about to benefit from these cutting edge trials, and this is still only the beginning.
Stand Up to Cancer is back this Autumn culminating in a live TV show on Channel 4 in October.
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Stand Up to Cancer - Ronan (song) - Netflix
“Ronan” is a charity single released on September 8, 2012, by American singer Taylor Swift to the iTunes Store. Swift's lyrics are based on a blog she read about a four-year-old boy, Ronan Thompson, who died from neuroblastoma in 2011. Swift wrote the song by putting together quotes from blog creator Maya Thompson, Ronan's mother. Thompson is credited as a co-writer of the song. Swift first performed the song live for Stand Up to Cancer in September 2012, and has only performed it publicly one other time, at the Glendale, Arizona stop of The 1989 World Tour, at which Thompson was in attendance. All proceeds from sales of the single go to help fight cancer.
Stand Up to Cancer - Track listing - Netflix
Digital download “Ronan” – 4:25
Stand Up to Cancer - References - Netflix