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How to turn an 'Ugly Sweater' into a cancer fundraiser

Photo by TheUglySweaterShop via Flickr Creative Commons

If you or someone you love has an ugly sweater, listen up.

Stand Up To Cancer is running an "Ugly Sweater Holiday Campaign" that gives fashion offenders (photos below) a chance at redemption by turning their display of disastrous garb into money for cancer research. 

The campaign runs until Dec. 31 and there are two ways to participate: create a challange, or throw a party.

Create an "Ugly Sweater" challenge

  • Go to 
  • Create your own "Ugly Sweater" fundraising page.
  • Decide how many days to wear the questionable clothing item. 
  • Have your supporters donate a "per day" amount via the fundraising page.

Host An Ugly Sweater Party

  • Go to 
  • Create your own "Ugly Sweater" fundraising page.
  • Throw an "Ugly Sweater" party
  • Ask guests to give a suggested donation.
  • Ask guest to donate via your fundraising page.

All proceeds from the campaign will go directly to funding Stand Up To Cancer research, organizers say in a statement. "This campaign is our way of saying, ‘Hey cancer, it’s gonna get ugly,’" said Pam Williams, member of SU2C’s Executive Leadership Council.

About Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)—a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization—raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. 

"Ugly Sweater" Style Inspiration

This collection includes all the classics — irritated kids, confused teenagers, the overly confident and guys wearing sweater vests with nothing underneath. Seriously.