Advocacy helps us fight back by working with elected officials and campus administrators to influence policymaking. Students often don’t realize how loud their voices can be when they join together. Advocacy allows them to do this and see change happen as a result. Planning and participating in advocacy events is simple! Here are a few examples of what chapters have done:
The CAC Advocacy Program focuses on:
Hosting a letter-writing party to state senators
Circulating petitions about cancer-related legislation
Encouraging people to register to vote
Meeting with campus officials to discuss the campus going smoke-free
To take action and learn more about the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network visit their here.
2016 ACS CAN Club Schools
The ACS CAN CLUB program is easy to implement and will give your Relay For Life events a significant role in helping to reach the mission of our organization. The standards include designating a volunteer or staff member to track results, distributing ACS CAN CLUB materials, and recruiting at least 40 ACS CAN members per event. Below are the schools that reached this prestigious level this year!