Photo above: This candleholder set will be auctioned off at 250 Stand Up To Cancer broadcast viewing parties. Throughout the year, PartyLite donates a portion of all Wild Strawberry GloLite by PartyLite® Jar Candle sales to the American Cancer Society.
PartyLite will be joining some of the biggest names in show business as they “Stand Up To Cancer” (SU2C) on Friday during one of the entertainment industry’s largest fundraising events. As the biennial event airs live on 31 broadcast and cable networks, PartyLite will be hosting viewing parties and raising funds to boost cancer research.
The candle party company will auction off candle and candleholder sets at 250 viewing parties across North America. The proceeds will benefit SU2C, which supports groups of scientists collaborating to develop new treatments, as well as groundbreaking cancer research projects. Since launching in May 2008, SU2C has raised $261 million in pledges and funded 141 clinical trials. SU2C grants are administered by its scientific partner, The American Association for Cancer Research.
“For more than a decade, PartyLite has been committed, heart and soul, to the battle against cancer,” Joan Connor, President of PartyLite North America, shared in a statement. “Our PartyLite independent leaders and consultants, along with customers and staff contribute in so many ways throughout the year because cancer has touched the lives of us all in one way or another. “
Friday’s broadcast, which airs at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CDT, will feature appearances by Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell. The event will also include special performances by The Who, Lupe Fiasco & Common, Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews and others.