The Gift That Keeps On Giving

   By drodriguez  Dec 09, 2008

During this time of year we sometimes get so caught up in shopping and planning parties that we forget what the holidays and gift giving are all about.  The holidays are about being together with family and friends and being grateful for our health and happiness.  Sadly, there are many people out there that are not as fortunate as others and will spend the holidays battling serious illnesses.

One organization that offers a great alternative to shopping at your local department store is Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C).  The SU2C website reminds us that cancer takes one life every single minute and that 1500 people in America die every day from this disease. 

With donations and 100 percent of the proceeds from their online store going directly to their charity, SU2C puts together some of the most established and intelligent professionals in cancer research to make their most promising projects possible.  SU2C funds important projects that are on the brink of completion.  They help scientists go that extra mile.  This type of funding is especially important today since our economy is in such rough shape and cancer research is suffering from budget cutbacks.

SU2C offers a wide variety of stylish items for purchase on their website.  So stylish in fact that a lot of celebrities are donning SU2C merchandise all over town:

Christina Applegate was seen on the set of her show Samantha Who? with one of the SU2C Kitson LA Rope bags:







While Jennifer Anniston wore an SU2C Star Necklace on the beach:







What do you think of the idea of giving a gift this holiday season from a charity like Stand Up To Cancer?

What gift are you most excited about giving this year?

To check out all of the SU2C items available for purchase you can go to .
** And by simply commenting on this topic you can get in on the SU2C gift giving action right away.  We will be selecting a name at random from the comment section of this blog and the winner who is chosen will receive an SU2C box of holiday ornaments just like the one below. **



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momagarry by momagarry | MILWAUKEE, WI
Oct 03, 2009

I love their mission.

cewhiting by cewhiting | Charlotte, MI
Sep 08, 2009

All of the work that I do with American Cancer society and Relay for Life I am shocked I have never heard of this site. I love it and am passing it on.

Chicago by Chicago | Libertyville, IL
Jan 13, 2009

This is a great idea... a good way to spread the word. And I love that you can chare the site through various means, including Face Book.

TLK72063 by TLK72063 | CATLETT, VA
Jan 09, 2009

This is a Great Cause and just knowing you have not only helped out but you are spreading the Word too. What a GREAT CAUSE!!

stylgrl by stylgrl | FRISCO, TX
Dec 16, 2008

I wish I had seen this sooner I can not wait to check it out further, as a cancer survior I feel it is important to spread awareness whenever possible

jenreynolds by jenreynolds | San Antonio, TX
Dec 16, 2008

I feel that giving to a wonderful cause such as cancer research is worth the effort. I myself have had struggles with cancer as have people in my life. Remember, it may not be you but someone you love that has to fight for their life. Support cancer research and maybe someday a cure will be found.

oopsIsaiditagain by oopsIsaiditagain | STEVENSVILLE, MD
Dec 15, 2008

A FANTASTIC idea---it always makes me feel better when I am helping others. Thank you She Speaks!!!!

zacandben by zacandben | Grand Rapids, MN
Dec 15, 2008

This is a fabulous idea. Ford has something similar with it's Warriors In Pink campaign in the fall. It's great when you can get a gift and support a cause that is doing so much good.

michale33461 by michale33461 | WEST PALM BCH, FL
Dec 15, 2008

I think that this a great idea ..... so many people would like to get involve but dont know how and this sounds like a great way

ilikemovies by ilikemovies | Harrison, OH
Dec 14, 2008

I think this could catch on. Look at the pink ribbon campaign. It really took off.

newrose by newrose | UPPER DARBY, PA
Dec 14, 2008

What a great cause!

KristyJo79 by KristyJo79 | ALBANY, MO
Dec 12, 2008

I love this idea, and its supporting a GREAT cause!

animalgal by animalgal | kenosha, WI
Dec 12, 2008

I think that it is a great idea. This year me & my kids have been going online & giving gift certificates (e-certificates) to people to send to their favorite charities, instead on some of the presents we were going to give. One site-I forgot the name-plants a tree, another is for animal abuse, etc. The kids enjoyed it, and I hope our gift recipients will enjoy it to!

voyager1 by voyager1 | LEROY, TX
Dec 12, 2008

I think it is a great idea and a fantastic way to actually take on the cancer issue.

ayesha16 by ayesha16 | huntington station, NY
Dec 12, 2008

it is a vergy good and a helpful idea.