Entertaiment and Cancer

A pleasant or agreeable occupation for the mind or body; a diversion or amusement: Solving the daily crossword is an entertaining diversion.

The entertainment industry contributes to societal needs through the arts, events, and more. In fact, a number of groups and individuals in the entertainment field have partnered with SU2C to help fund cancer research breakthroughs that would otherwise not be funded.

According to Oliver and Barstsch, entertainment can be defined as an activity understood objectively that communicates between text and audience, provides an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience, and occurs in a passive form. Interestingly, the word entertainment is also the root of the Latin inter tenere.

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