Stand Up to Cancer

Did you know?

  • Cancer kills almost 1,600 Americans every day; that's approximately one person per minute.

  • This year, approximately 1.65 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and about 585,720 will die of the disease.

But there is good news: there are currently an estimated 13.7 million cancer survivors living in the United States. And scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to ensure that number continues to grow. That’s why we’re proud to partner with organizations like Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), which is working with top experts in cancer research to forge new ways to develop breakthrough treatments to make every person diagnosed with cancer a survivor.

Three Years, $10 Million for Cancer Research

Our partnership, announced in 2014, includes a commitment to raise $10 million over three years to support SU2C’s lifesaving cancer research through an annual CVS Pharmacy in-store fundraising campaign.

Donations made during the fall campaign support SU2C's collaborative research model where teams of investigators at different institutions and across multiple disciplines work together to translate their research from the laboratory to the patient to save lives now.

This collaboration extends our commitment to helping people lead tobacco-free lives, as smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and contributes to a number of other chronic diseases.

Read about Stand Up To Cancer’s lifesaving work.