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 http://www.standup2cancer.org/store .
** 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. **