Campus FAQ's: Virtual Survivor Programs

Campus FAQ's: Virtual Survivor Programs

Do you Relay for a Survivor who cannot make it to your event because of health, distance, or other constraints? Did you know they can still participate in your event as a Virtual Survivor? Check out this flier about the Virtual Survivor Program, and have them sign up via your event website or phone by following the directions at the bottom of the page!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Celebration

Breast Cancer Awareness Celebration

It’s crazy to see that October is already over! It’s been incredibly inspiring and exciting to see SO many campuses participate in Breast Cancer Awareness month and put on amazing events on their campuses! In this blog post, we’ll be featuring all the awesome things you guys did all throughout the month of October to raise awareness!

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CAC Best Practices: Survivor and Caregiver Engagement

CAC Best Practices: Survivor and Caregiver Engagement

Colleges Against Cancer is one of the largest and most active clubs at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health sciences thanks to the 100+ students, faculty and staff who are dedicated to the success of our chapter. With the overwhelming support we receive each year we have been able to develop passive and active programs that meet the goals of all four pillars of the American Cancer Society. Our Colleges Against Cancer chapter was awarded National Survivor and Caregiver Engagement Chapter of the Year for 2015 - 2016.

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Relay Best Practices: Mini-Relays

Relay Best Practices: Mini-Relays

One of the most effective ways UC Berkeley's CAC keeps our campus motivated, inspired and engaged throughout the year is through our monthly mini-Relay events that are about 8-10 hours long! We try to incorporate cancer education, advocacy, and survivor and caregiver engagement into every one of our monthly mini-Relays. 

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Year Round Survivor and Caregiver Engagement

Year Round Survivor and Caregiver Engagement

Is your campus looking for ways to engage your Survivors and Caregivers? Check out the new Survivor & Caregiver Year-Round Engagement guide for ideas. We will be releasing the ideas each month as a reminder, but also wanted you to have all of the ideas to help facilitate your plans the rest of the year. Let us know what activities you are planning so we can recognize all of the great ways campuses are engaging their Survivors and Caregivers!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As you all know, October is here and that means the cancer of the month is breast cancer! Breast Cancer is one of the better known cancers in the country, as one in eight women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes. It is predicted that nearly 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2016, and that 40,000 women will die of breast cancer in 2016. 

A lot of Campus Relayers all over the country have had experiences with breast cancer in their life, whether it is a mother, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a friend, or any woman in your life, breast cancer has affected many of us across the globe in different ways, shapes, and forms.

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Campus Fall Reflection Form

Campus Fall Reflection Form

We’ve heard your comments, and we’ve adapted! This year, we will not be asking CAC Chapters or Campus Relay For Life events to fill out a Campus Progress Report. Instead, we have created a much shorter, much broader, and hopefully much better tool for campuses to share their accomplishments and ideas. We are calling these forms Reflections!

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ACS CAN Lobby Day 2016

ACS CAN Lobby Day 2016

Every year, hundreds of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network staff partners and volunteers travel to Washington, D.C. for the annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. The goal is always the same: meet with our nation's lawmakers to share personal stories and ask that they make the fight against cancer a national priority. However, each year presents different challenges and objectives. 

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It’s September! The leaves are starting to change, college football is in full swing, and pumpkin spice lattes are back (if you’re into that). But more importantly, September is also a big cancer awareness month--September is the awareness month for childhood, gynecological, leukemia/lymphoma, ovarian, prostate, and thyroid cancers. In this week’s post, we’re going to be focusing on Childhood Cancer. 

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Campus FAQ's: Caregiver

Campus FAQ's: Caregiver

Welcome back for the 2016-2017 Relay season! With the start of the new season and the semester, we have some great information to help you connect your committee and relayers with what it really means to be a Caregiver. Within the college market caregivers are everywhere, yet no one knows what it really means to be one

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