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Hope on the Horizon

By Ramya Raghavan

Nonprofits & Activism

Over ten million people are currently living with cancer and millions more have been touched by the disease in a profound way. Dozens of these people are using YouTube to share their stories and to demand that funding for cancer research increase so that doctors can finally find a cure.

Stand Up To Cancer, a nonprofit organization who is leading the charge to raise funds for research, is shining the spotlight on these users by serving as today's homepage guest editor:

The videos Stand Up To Cancer has selected are a touching medley of narratives from those living with cancercelebrities using humor to draw attention to this serious subjectnonprofits working hard to raise awareness, and individuals showing their support for a cure in creative ways.

In recent years, sizable breakthroughs in cancer research have created the opportunity to stop cancer in its tracks. However, for the first time in over three decades, federal funding for this research is decreasing. You can voice your support for increased federal funding or make a donation to support the next generation of cancer research by visiting

Standing up,

Ramya R.