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Pierce Brosnan, Marcia Cross and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Pierce Brosnan, Marcia Cross and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 
Pierce Brosnan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Marcia Cross
Go to Capitol Hill for the Launch of One Degree Campaign
 with SU2C & ACS CAN
 
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March 17, 2015 - Today in Washington D.C., actor Pierce Brosnan, NBA
Hall-of-Famer and cancer survivor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actress Marcia Cross joined the Capitol Hill launch of an unprecedented joint effort to boost the nation’s investment in groundbreaking cancer research.
They appeared on behalf of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), which is partnering with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on the “One Degree” campaign to urge Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health by $6 billion over two years, including $1 billion for the National Cancer Institute.  One Degree underscores the fact that we all know someone with cancer – a relative, a friend, a co-worker – and many of us have faced the disease ourselves. The effort brings the entertainment community together with grassroots advocates nationwide to emphasize the lifesaving importance of cancer research. 
ACS CAN and SU2C have launched a website, OneDegreeProject.org, which invites members of the public to share their One Degree by entering the name of a loved one with cancer into an electronic petition that will be sent to Congress.
Below please find video footage from the event, including moving parts of Pierce, Kareem and Marcia’s speeches about their personal One Degrees of separation.  Also below are select photos as well as a link to the full photo gallery.  We would love for you to consider coverage on behalf of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the “One Degree” campaign.
Video:
https://www.hightail.com/download/UlRSZ28ycWZIcWR4Tk1UQw

 

 

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