Dan Howell and Phil Lester have released The Internet Is Here as part of Stand Up To Cancer’s 1,000 hours of fundraising.
The Internet is Here, a charity single released by Dan and Phil, is available on iTunes and Google Play with all proceeds going to Stand Up To Cancer. Within 12 hours of its release, the single reached Number Two on the UK iTunes chart.
The song was originally performed as part of the duo’s tour, The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire, at the climax of the show. Following the tour’s success, a filmed version and accompanying documentary were released on YouTube Red.
The single is the latest fundraiser from YouTubers taking part in Stand Up To Cancer’s 1,000 hours of fundraising. So far, the campaign has included Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee‘s sponsored silence, Zoe Sugg’s dress auction, Louise Pentland’s tea dance, Niki and Sammy Albon’s All Star bowling, Oli White’s shark dive, Doug Armstrong’s underwear walk, and Marcus Butler taking part in a Bear Grylls Survival Race.
Currently, one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. All money raised through Stand Up To Cancer will fund research into new cancer treatments.
The campaign will climax with a four-hour live stream on 15 October, hosted on Stand Up To Cancer’s YouTube channel. More information about this can be found on Stand Up To Cancer’s website.
Read about the YouTubers involved in last year’s Stand Up To Cancer event. Alternatively, find out about the NSPCC speaking out on sexual abuse in the YouTube community.