The star of Will & Grace is using his recognition to shine a spotlight on a disease that he has a personal connection to and will affect one in two Canadians.
Eric McCormack stars in a new Stand Up To Cancer Canada and Canadian Cancer Society PSA "Life In the Face of Cancer," which aims to bring more attention to the innovative research being done to combat the disease and show that patients who get life-saving treatments can go on to live a full life.
McCormack has experience dealing with the devastating effects of cancer, revealing that he lost his mother to bladder cancer after she survived breast cancer, and then within two years lost his father to prostate cancer before his father-in-law lost his battle with brain cancer.
"This campaign highlights the importance of research in order to get new treatments to patients, quickly, so they can thrive in the face of cancer," McCormack said. "I think by supporting innovative cancer research, together we can change the picture for cancer patients across the country."
The PSA will start to circulate this month and, along with McCormack, features survivors telling their stories about how their diagnosis changed their lives and treatments ultimately allowed them to move on and succeed in the face of struggle.canadian cancer societyeric mccormackstand up to cancer canadatrendingwill & grace