We are always looking for more volunteers to join
the University of Northern Iowa Colleges Against Cancer Chapter. As
stated in the Colleges Against Cancer link
on our home page, CAC focuses on Relay For Life, Cancer Education,
Advocacy, and Survivorship.
We currently have eight committees. A list and a
brief description of each committee will be listed below. I know free
time is scarce for many college students. We can still use your help no
matter how much time or experience you have though.
We are all affected by cancer at some point in our
lives. Volunteering on our CAC committee is a great way to take the
fight to cancer and show your friends and family affected by cancer you
are supporting them. It will be a very rewarding experience and
something you should take pride in volunteering for. Your experience
will also be great to show on your resume.
If you are interested in helping us out, please contact Brady White
for more information.
Your main focus will be contacting businesses
and getting them to sponsor our Relay or donate other necessities such
as food to our Relay. Great experience for sales and marketing majors.
This committee will develop a plan to spread the
word about our Colleges Against Cancer Chapter and our Relay For Life.
You will be working with the press to advertise. This committee really
needs people who can create and design advertising posters and flyers.
You will be working with all committees to advertise their events, but
the main goal is recruiting participants for our Relay.
These committee members will be responsible for
recruiting participants and working with the captains up until the
event. We will be working together to develop the best "plan of
action." We will be visiting all of the houses in the dorms and
attending as many meetings as possible to get participants. Working
with the advertising committee will also be an integral part of this
This committee will be developing a plan for
teams and individuals to raise more money and organize a few
fundraising events throughout the year. You will be working with the
team recruitment and organization committee to communicate with the
These committee members will plan and coordinate
the activities for the night of the Relay. We will have different
games, activities, and music that you will coordinate. You will also
organize a couple socials for our committee so we get to know each
other a little better.
Survivorship and Caregiver Engagement
This committee will be recruiting cancer
survivors from UNI and our surrounding community to participate in
activities throughout the year. They will also organize the luminary
ceremony and work with cancer survivors the night of the event.
Community outreach and service to cancer patients and families will
also be a goal.
These committee members will be developing a
plan to get the word out about cancer. You will organize events to
inform UNI students the facts about this horrible disease. We will have
themes each month and an event to go with each (ex.-breast cancer
awareness month, healthy living month).
This will involve possible lobbying at the state
capital and working with state representives to push agendas to help
the fight against cancer. The Fight Back Ceremony is also a huge part
of this committee.
“Leaders aren’t just born, they are shaped by the actions they take.”