Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Charity giving with Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer umbrella

Stand Up To Cancer umbrellaBefore the holiday season begins, we want to take a moment to talk about a great cause. It’s an annual tradition here at The GATE that before the holidays start, and before you really start shopping, we want you to think about supporting a cause that could help your community, or the world, and this year the focus is on Stand Up To Cancer.

No matter where you live, cancer has touched everyone in some way. In Canada, nearly two in every five Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes, and one in four people will die of the disease. Personally, a number of people in my own family have all been touched by the disease, and that’s why I wanted to support cancer research this year for the holidays.

Stand Up To Cancer, and Stand Up to Cancer Canada, support groundbreaking scientific research in the fight against cancer, and they fund collaborative, translational cancer research that brings treatments from testing to the practical bedside use faster to save lives as soon as possible.

To contribute to the cause, you can make a donation either at or, where 100% of the donations go to support cancer research, or you can purchase gifts from the online store, which helps spread the word about the organization, and contributions to research at the same time.

From jewellery, household items, and t-shirts, to wireless headphones, and bags, Stand Up to Cancer has something for anyone on your list. Visit to order your gifts and support an important cause.

Stand Up To Cancer All Over Arrow Color Changing Umbrella | $39
This umbrella is quite simply gorgeous, and very well made. If you have a friend or family member who has always wanted an umbrella that will last, and makes a statement, it’s a beautiful choice. The pattern on the umbrella also changes in the rain, with the white arrows turning brilliant orange, red, and yellow. It also has a very handy cover that easily slips over the outside, and a sturdy handle, and protective tip.

SU2C Goldenthread Delicate Strength NecklaceSU2C Goldenthread Delicate Strength Necklace | $135
The symbol is small, but it’s a mighty icon on an 18″ chain. This 4K gold plated arrow with pave crystals was hand-made in the United States, and represents survivors everywhere. It’s a beautiful symbol that anyone will be proud to wear, especially to support the ones they love.

Stand Up To Cancer Roam Wireless High Performance Headphones | $199
Ropes wireless headphones are comfortable, eye-catching, and deliver beautiful sound with a mobile app to let you control the sound EQ to make it just right for your music. These headphones will definitely make a statement for anyone on your gift list.

Stand Up To Cancer Short Logo Stainless Steel Bottle | $29
Support groundbreaking cancer research with a stainless steel bottle that keeps coffee hot, or drinks cold, for hours at a time. It’s a well-designed bottle that represents a great cause for anyone who wants to put and end to the terrible disease.

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W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.