More than 7 million people worldwide will lose their lives to cancer this year. It’s an alarming statistic that advocates are working to decrease by making sure that the figure is well known.
Feb. 4 marks World Cancer Day, the awareness event when activists come together to educate the public, debunk myths, honor victims and fundraise to find a cure.
Stand Up To Cancer, a nonprofit that funds research grants, is doing its part on Tuesday by inviting celebrities, activists and everyday people to share why –- and for whom –- they are fighting.
Some are standing up for moms, dads, uncles and aunts who died from the disease, while others are pushing forward for close friends who have been affected by cancer.
"I’m standing up for my grandmother, and all of my male friends who have succumbed to prostate cancer," Samuel L. Jackson said in the organization’s video.
For whom are you standing up?