Colleges Against Cancer Mission Statement:
The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to saving lives from cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities.
Designed and administered by college students from across the country, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) enables students and staff to work through different channels to help people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against this disease. CAC's strategic directions focus on advocacy, cancer education, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, and survivorship. Local chapters work alongside their local offices as well as national leadership to support the efforts of the Society in these directions. These four strategic directions of Colleges Against Cancer serves as a structural base for the program, nationwide and at each individual chapter. In addition to leadership within the four strategic directions, there are also several other vital positions to a CAC chapter's structure.
Each CAC chapter works with an American Cancer Society staff partner. This person serves as the link between your chapter and the Society. He or she can guide you in the policies of the Society and help you think of creative ideas for your chapter.
There are so many ways to become involved with Colleges Against Cancer. Check with your campus activities board to see if there is a chapter at your school. If there is not, ask how to get one started! You can e-mail CAC@cancer.org for more information about the program and for a starter kit.