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Student Organization of the Week: Colleges Against Cancer

Posted on Apr 9, 2014
Featured student organization of the week, Colleges Against Cancer to host Relay for Life this month!
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CAC Board members. From left to right: Promotions/Publicity Coordinator Autumn Gray, President Emily Johnson, Vice President Danielle Ellis, Secretary Rachel Bursik

CAC Board members. From left to right: Promotions/Publicity Coordinator Autumn Gray, President Emily Johnson, Vice President Danielle Ellis, Secretary Rachel Bursik

This week's featured student organization at UW-Superior is Colleges Against Cancer!

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), led by advisor Donya Shehan-King, strives to provide information about cancer awareness and prevention through social programming and awareness events. The group hosts events such as Relay for Life, Bowling for Boobs and Light up the Night and Stick it to Cancer.

This April holds the annual event Relay for Life, the club's biggest event of the year. Once a team is formed and signed up for the event, they ask their family and friends to donate and support them in the fight against cancer. The teams can also choose to do different fundraisers to help meet their team's goal. All money from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society in an effort to defeat cancer.

The event, held in the Marchowich Wellness Center April 25, joins the teams that have been fundraising to walk the track from for six hours beginning at 6PM. While at least one team member is walking the track, there are games and other activities attendees can take part in, including a silent auction.

Club president, Emily Johnson says she is looking forward most to seeing everyone come together for a fun and beneficial cause, especially for the large amount of new club members who will be experiencing their first Relay for Life.

The club, meeting weekly, is always welcoming new members. Johnson, who is in her third year with CAC, reminds those interested it is never too late to join the fight against cancer, "I think it is important for people to know that they can make a difference and once you take that first step it all falls into place and then you are able to feel a part of something so powerful."

If you're interested in joining the Relay for Life sign up at the Relay for Life website and start fundraising! Those interested also in joining the club can contact Emily Johnson or attend a meeting this semester any Monday at 7PM in YU 153.

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