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, Director of the Wellness Center.
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 Vasu Mantravadi (email@example.com) or Yian Lo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Please visit our blog for information on campus cancer prevention, education, advocacy and upcoming events!
Colleges Against Cancer 2011-2012 Officers
President: Vasu Mantravadi
Vice President: Yian Lo
Secretary: Julie Nguyen
Treasurer: Ko Choi
Cancer Awareness Chairs: Youxin Xiong & Miri Shidate
Relay for Life Chairs: Skye Kelty & Byung Ji
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