Week-long virtual event to raise funds and awareness for vital cancer research


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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Steps Up To Turn Cancer Off


Step Up To Turn Cancer Off (photo credit SWCRF)




The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) will kick off their week-long Step Up To Turn Cancer Off virtual fundraising event on Monday, June 6th, 2022. Step Up To Turn Cancer Off is a new event where participants keep track of their physical activities in order to reach their daily “step” goal.  An easy-to-use online tool will convert nearly any activity such as walking, running swimming, dancing, yoga, gardening etc. into steps. Entrants can register individually or as a team and then share progress with peers and family to garner donations. 


“An active, healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to lower the risk of developing cancer,” said Dr. Samuel Waxman, SWCRF Founder and CEO.  “This is why we are challenging supporters to Step Up for one week and raise funds for critical cancer research at the same time.”


Sadly, despite numerous advances in the fight against cancer, it continues to be a leading cause of death in the United States and around the world. In fact, more than 10 million people are expected to die from cancer this year. And unfortunately, cancer rates are increasing. Funding research is the only way to develop better treatments, discover new preventive measures, and improve methods for early detection. Events such as the Step Up To Turn Cancer Off and the annual Hamptons Happening play a vital role in funding breakthrough scientific research.


The week-long challenge runs from Monday, June 6th through Sunday, June 12th, 2022. “Every step will bring us one step closer to a cure,” said Dr. Waxman.


For more information, to register, or to sponsor a participant or team, visit www.waxmancancer.org/events/stepup/.




About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF):

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information, visit www.waxmancancer.org.