Canadian-born “Will & Grace” star Eric McCormack is standing up for a good cause, joining Stand Up To Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society in a new PSA that aims to raise awareness about innovative cancer research and encourages Canadians to help change the face of the disease.
Titled “Life in the Face of Cancer”, Eric posts photos of both survivors and those battling cancer, highlighting the importance of cancer research and the ability to get new treatments to patients quickly so that they can win the fight.
“We all have a story to tell and no matter who you are – a mother, a son, a best friend – cancer will change your life forever,” the PSA powerfully states. “But with research, we can change the story and help Canadians affected by cancer to live their lives to the fullest.”
With over 206,000 Canadians diagnosed with the disease in 2018 (565 diagnosed a day) the statistics are harsh. One in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
“This cause is incredibly close to my heart, and I’m proud to be involved in this effort to raise awareness about cancer treatment options,” McCormack says. “I’m hopeful that progress in cancer research and clinical trials that are available will allow more Canadians to thrive in the face of cancer.” The actor sadly lost both of his parents and his father-in-law to cancer.
Watch the PSA above and visit StandUpToCancer.ca/CCS to learn more about the campaign and about cancer treatments available and in development.