UWS Students Make Plans for Cancer Awareness Month

Col­leges Against Can­cer, a UWS stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion, held its weekly meet­ing March 24 in the Yel­low­jacket Union. Pres­i­dent Emily John­son, senior, greeted every­one warmly and pro­ceeded to dis­cuss the club’s agenda.
First on the list was the topic of tes­tic­u­lar can­cer. Col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Gen­der Equity Cen­ter dur­ing tes­tic­u­lar can­cer aware­ness month was quickly agreed upon. CAC plans on orga­niz­ing tables in the YU dur­ing the month of April, pos­si­bly the week of the 10th, to spread aware­ness about the dev­as­tat­ing dis­ease.
Sec­ond on the agenda — CAC’s “main project,” accord­ing to John­son — was Relay for Life, focus­ing specif­i­cally on recruit­ment. Prior to spring break, CAC mem­bers dis­cussed and assigned pos­si­ble tabling days, start­ing March 25, to give more peo­ple the oppor­tu­nity to sign up for Relay. Relay for Life is CAC’s largest fundrais­ing oppor­tu­nity in which the com­mu­nity as a whole comes together for one cause: fight­ing can­cer. Last year, Col­leges Against Can­cer raised over $2,500 on behalf of the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety. With only a month left until Relay, the club has seem­ingly turned its main focus in that direc­tion, striv­ing to raise more money and involve­ment dur­ing this year’s Relay for Life.

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