Colleges Against Cancer
American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting American Cancer Society programs in college communities.
About the Club
Our Colleges Against Cancer chapter supports the American Cancer Society’s mission by promoting activities in three main areas. Those areas include the Relay for Life, Cancer Control, and Advocacy.
Relay For Life. Our club participates in fundraisers to raise money for the Youth Relay for Life in Eureka, California. The event takes place in May every year. The exact date for 2010 will be posted at a later date. Anyone who wants to participate in the event can contact us for more information. Currently, we are selling See’s Candy Bars and are planning to do a family fundraiser night at Round Table Pizza in Arcata, Ca.
Cancer Control. Our club not only helps raise money for cancer research, we also educate our community about cancer awareness. Our three main focuses are: Breast cancer awareness; Anti-tobacco awareness; and Healthy living behaviors, including nutrition, physical activity, reproductive health, and sun safety. As an example, our club did a display in the Humboldt State Library showing the negative effects of tobacco and some healthy alternatives to smoking. We also help our campus by letting smokers around campus know where the designated smoking areas are located.
Advocacy. Our advocacy efforts increase awareness of American Cancer Society legislative priorities by maintaining current information on nationwide, statewide, and local advocacy initiatives and developing plans and projects suitable for our campus community.
Be willing to help fight cancer!
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