We did it!
I am thrilled to announce that we reached our goal of donating $4 million to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) through our ‘Make It a Date’ campaign on October 10. On that day, all of you got together with your friends, your families, and your colleagues and dined out—for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And when you did that and spent $10 or more using your Mastercard, we made a donation to SU2C.*
Reaching our goal means since we began working with Stand Up To Cancer nine years ago, we’ve donated more than $45 million to support cancer research. This achievement is proof that together, we can harness the power of bringing people together to support a powerful cause. But we couldn’t do it without the help of a lot of people—and I must take a moment to thank them for making this happen.
First, a special thank you to all of our cardholders – when you dined out and used your Mastercard on 10/10, we made a donation to SU2C to support cancer research.
We also must thank our issuing banks and restaurant partners. They made each transaction count with their tremendous support.
Finally, thank you to our friends at Stand Up To Cancer. Your efforts to turn every cancer patient into a long-term survivor are truly making a difference—and we are proud to collaborate on programs like ‘Make It a Date’ with you.
We’ll be celebrating this achievement and sharing it with all of you on October 27, when Mastercard will make an on-field presentation to SU2C representing the donation during the 2018 World Series in Los Angeles. Tune in and stand up with us!
*One dollar donation to Stand Up To Cancer applied to qualifying U.S. restaurant purchases $10 or more made with a U.S. Mastercard, up to $4,000,000. Qualifying purchases had to be made at a restaurant as defined by the applicable Mastercard Merchant Category Code.