ALEXANDRIA, VA – Patrick J. “Pat” Malone, an eight-year cancer survivor and twenty-year Air Force veteran, will ‘stand up to cancer’ for twenty-four hours straight during his Eighth Annual Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) 24-Hour Fundraiser, beginning at 4:26 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, and ending at 4:26 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar, 2350 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.
Malone underwent successful surgery for an exceedingly rare form of cancer, Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST), nearly eight years ago, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), in Bethesda, Maryland, and with twenty-nine subsequent bouts of radiation at the Radiation Oncology Clinic, at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH), Fort Belvoir, Virginia in 2014, as well. After almost eight years since his surgery, Malone is currently in good health, cancer-free, and living in Alexandria, Virginia.
Additionally, Malone selected SU2C to annually ‘pay it forward’ to honor the doctors, nurses, and medical technicians at WRNMMC and FBCH, who saved his life, and the countless lives of other members of the armed forces, civilians, and their dependents.
One hundred percent of all donations made to SU2C during this fundraiser will go directly to the frontlines of cancer research to eliminate the dreaded disease.
The direct link to Malone’s SU2C donation page is as follows: https://gofund.me/be80d8bf.
During Malone’s 24-hour marathon fundraiser, all COVID-19 health guidelines administered by the Arlington County Health Department, Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), will be strictly followed, always to include wearing of face masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing.
Fire Works Arlington Courthouse opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
About the Tuskie’s Restaurant Group
The Tuskie’s Restaurant Group comprises Tuscarora Mill, Magnolia’s at the Mill, South Street Under, Fire Works Leesburg, Fire Works Arlington Courthouse, Fire Works Cascades, and the Birkby House. Tuskie’s, as locals affectionately refer to it, began as a grain mill, in Leesburg, Virginia, in 1899. Almost 90 years later, the mill was restored, and the beautiful historic building became the home of the now-famous Tuscarora Mill Restaurant in 1985.
About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a division of Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders who utilize these communities’ resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease.
As of August 2020, more than 1,950 scientists representing more than 210 institutions are involved in SU2C-funded research projects. Under the direction of our Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate Philip A. Sharp, Ph.D., SU2C operates rigorous competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and ensure collaboration across research programs.
Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren. The late Laura Ziskin and the late Noreen Fraser are also co-founders. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., serves as SU2C’s CEO. For more information, visit StandUpToCancer.org.