Houston City Hall among buildings to be illuminated in support of Stand Up To Cancer

Over 90 historic buildings, landmarks across U.S., Canada to be illuminated


HOUSTON – Houston City Hall will be among the more than 90 historic buildings and landmarks to be illuminated in the colors of Stand Up To Cancer.

The buildings across the U.S. and Canada will be illuminated during the week leading up to the fifth biennial Stand Up To Cancer "roadblock" telecast airing in both countries at 7 p.m. Sept. 9, organizers said. The buildings will be lit in a combination of Stand Up To Cancer's signature colors -- red, orange, yellow or white.

Stand Up To Cancer said it "raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now."

"We are grateful and honored that these iconic U.S. and Canadian buildings and landmarks are standing with us in the fight against cancer," said Lisa Paulsen, Stand Up To Cancer co-founder and president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. "Illumination of these famous landmarks in conjunction with our telecast shines a spotlight on the importance of cancer research."

Houston City Hall was expected to be lit red, orange and yellow from Thursday through Saturday, organizers said.

To see the full list of building and landmarks, tap or click here. Visit standup2cancer.org for more information about Stand Up To Cancer.

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