Colleges Against Cancer
Colleges Against Cancer is a peer-led organization on the Rice campus that focuses on cancer prevention, education and advocacy work. CAC is affiliated with a nationwide collaboration of students dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society. They participate annually in the Relay For Life, a fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. The staff advisor for CAC is Emily Page.
CAC is designed to allow students and staff to work through many different channels to eliminate cancer. These channels are in the strategic directions of advocacy, cancer education programs, Relay For Life, and survivorship. The local Rice chapter works alongside local offices and national leadership to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society in these directions. Whether it is writing letters to Congressmen, organizing a Relay For Life, or teaching students about preventing cancer - the program enables Rice students to battle cancer right on our campus.
Would you like to get involved? Please feel free to contact the Rice CAC President (see below) for more information.
Please visit our blog for information on campus cancer prevention, education, advocacy and upcoming events!
Colleges Against Cancer 2013-2014 Officers
External VP: Ko Choi
Internal VP: Stacey Yi
Member Outreach Chair: Micah Tatum
Relay Co-Chairs: Jessica Sheu, Byung Ji, and Skye Kelty
Activities Co-Coordinators: Sanjana Puri and Chun Leung
Treasurer/Secretary: Eric Kuo
Media Consultant: Andrew Ta
Cancer Review Chair: Aydan Mehralizade
For more information on cancer research, please visit the following websites:
Relay For Life - National Site
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
National Cancer Institute
Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids