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Alexandria Cancer Survivor to ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ for 24 Hours

Pat Malone's Ninth Annual Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) 24-Hour Fundraiser is February 10 and 11, 2023

Arlington, VA – Patrick J. Pat” Malone, a nine-year cancer survivor and twenty-year Air Force veteran, will ‘stand up to cancer’ for twenty-four hours straight during his Ninth Annual Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) 24-Hour Fundraiser, beginning at 4:26 p.m. on Friday, February 10, and ending at 4:26 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Fire Works American, at Pizzeria & Bar, 2350 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.

The official kickoff for this fundraiser will commence in front of Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar at 4:26 p.m. on Friday, February 10. The official commencement of the event will occur inside Fire Works at 4:26 p.m. on Saturday, February 11. After seven consecutive hours of surgery on February 11, 2014, Malone woke up in post-op at 4:26 p.m. that afternoon, hence the annual fundraiser’s unique start and finish time.

Pat Malone will be available for interviews, photographs, and videos before, during, and after this event.

Malone underwent successful surgery for an exceedingly rare form of cancer, Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST), nearly nine 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 nine years since his surgery, Malone is in good health, cancer-free, and living in Alexandria, Virginia.

Additionally, Malone selected Stand Up To Cancer® to annually ‘pay it forward’ on the anniversary of his surgery to honor the doctors, nurses, and medical technicians at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia who saved his life and the countless lives of other armed forces members, civilians, and their dependents.

One hundred percent of all donations made to Stand Up To Cancer® during this fundraiser will go directly to the frontlines of cancer research to eliminate the dreaded disease.

The direct link to Malone’s Stand Up To Cancer® donation page can be found HERE.

Fire Works Arlington Courthouse, which will be open throughout the 24-hour Stand Up To Cancer® fundraiser, usually opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar:

Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar is a proud part of the Tuskie’s Restaurant Group and is located at 2350 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22301, in Courthouse Plaza II. Since its opening on August 22, 2010, Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar has become an award-winning mainstay for fresh food and excellent customer service in our shared Arlington community. In addition, Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar enjoys an ongoing nine-year relationship with Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) to help to raise vitally needed funding for continuing cancer research projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, across the country, and the world.

About the Tuskie’s Restaurant Group:

The Tuskie’s Restaurant Group comprises Tuscarora Mill Restaurant in Leesburg, Magnolia’s at the Mill in Purcellville, South Street Under in Leesburg, Fire Works Leesburg, Fire Works Arlington Courthouse, Fire Works Cascades in Sterling, The Old Brogue in Great Falls and the Birkby House in Leesburg. Tuskie’s, as locals affectionately refer to it, began as a working 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. Stand Up To Cancer®, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), 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 this year, over 3,000 scientists representing 210 institutions are involved in Stand Up To Cancer®-funded research projects. Under the direction of their Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate Philip A. Sharp, Ph.D., Stand Up To Cancer® 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 Stand Up To Cancer® Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) members includes 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. In addition, Russell Chew serves as Stand Up To Cancer’s President and CEO. For more information, visit

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