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CAC Weekly Newsletter Updates

Ciao CAC!

For those of you who missed the General Meeting last Tuesday, here is a list of the different committees, their descriptions, and the contact information for signing up!

Before that, however, BIG NEWS!!!

  1. This years Relay for Life theme will be INTERNATIONAL! Get excited to Relay 'round the world.
  2. There are several fast-approaching CAC events that you can get involved in.
      Meet in front of the Union on September 19th at 9 PM to help get the word out! EVERYONE is welcome!
      CAC needs people from 6 to 7 for set-up and 9:30 to 10:30 for tear-down. If you're interested please email the Logistics committee ( or
      CAC is looking for volunteers to work at the September 16th Illini Football Game. Volunteers will work from approximately 8-2 and all their earnings will go towards CAC. Interested, email Kristen Lupo at

And now it's time to decide which committee in CAC is for you!

Advocacy: Tired of the inhaling a pack of cigarettes every time you go to a bar? Like advocating for change? Interested in the legal aspects of policy change? Well then Advocacy committee is just the place for you! Advocacy is looking for politically aware individuals who are ready to go out and take a hands on role in facilitating change. The Advocacy committee works to make sure the local, state, and national government is keeping cancer research and education a top priority. This committee puts on GASO – the Great American Smoke Out, Smoke Free Bar Nights, and works with the ACS office to organize strategic lobbying tactics. The first Advocacy meeting will be Monday, September 11 at 7 PM in the basement of the Union. Those interested should contact Kylie Hannan ( or Pavithra Nagarajan (

Cancer Control/Education: Ever heard of "pretty in pink"? Well then this committee might just be the place for you. Cancer Control/Education organizes the "Think Pink Week" events to raise Breast Cancer Awareness, Bodywalks at local schools, the Great American Smoke-Out, and Truth simulations on the quad. On a broader scale, the goal of this committee is to get cancer information out to the campus and community by working with kids and adults alike. As you can tell CCE is a huge part of CAC, and needs lots of volunteers to help out at all its important events! CCE is another way to get in on the Smoke Free Bar Nights too. If interested in please contact Anuja Patel ( or Samantha Vranich (

Corporate Relations: If you like working with businesses and networking than Corporate Relations is the place for you! The Corporate Relations committee works with local businesses on campus to get sponsors for Relay For Life and other great CAC events! For more information and to sign up for this amazing committee contact Sarah Nauman (

Entertainment: Always the life of the party wherever you go? Put your skills to work by helping to organize the groups and activities at such major CAC events as Relay For Life and Paint Green Street Purple! The Entertainment committee is looking for creative individuals who want to help come up with ideas to make sure everyone is having a great time at CAC events. If this is the place for you, please contact Chrissy Downing ( or Anthony Rizzo (

Logistics: Great with details and organization? Then Logistics is the place for you! Vitally important, the Logistics committee is in charge of doing all the behind the scenes work for CAC's great events. Logistics main project is Relay For Life. Logistics works all year to develop a plan to fit all the students comfortably on the track, keep the entire event running smoothly, develop a backup rain plan, and find entertainment equipment. Currently, Logistics is looking for volunteers who want to help out with setting up/taking down. For more information and to volunteer please contact Jen Kobus ( or Taryn Vesely (

Outreach: Just like it sounds, Outreach is the committee to join if you like an involved, hands on approach. The Outreach committee both hosts and participates in a number of community projects. Last year Outreach teamed up with Illinites to make over 100 gift bags for cancer patients in local hospitals. Members participate in Faith-in-Action, a program which helps out the elderly in the Champaign-Urbana area. Outreach also works the Illini Football games to raise money for CAC, and is looking to get involved in the campus wide community service event, I-Help. Outreach’s first meeting will be THIS SUNDAY, September 10 at 4 PM in the basement of the Union. If interested please contact James Henderson ( or Kristin Lupo (

Publicity: How does the word get out about all the awesome CAC events? And the general excellence of the greatest RSO on campus? You guessed it - Publicity Committee! Publicity works with every committee to publicize their individual events when needed. This committee is looking for outgoing people who want to spread the word on CAC by chalking the quad, passing out flyers, and coming up with new and innovative ways to reach people. If this interests you, please contact Ellen Caruso ( or Lauren Sraga (

Survivorship: The Survivorship committee works with cancer survivors and those affected by cancer in many profound ways. This committee is in charge of the Cancer Care Network, a support group for those on campus who have been deeply affected by cancer. Survivorship fosters interaction between students and cancer survivors through holiday parties for the pediatric cancer patients at Carle Hospital and Adopt-A-Survivor program. Throughout the year, Survivorship tries to provide support for local cancer patients going through treatment by sending gift baskets and cards to various treatment offices and clinics. Last but not least, this committee works to recruit survivors to attend the survivor dinner event and walk the opening lap of Relay For Life in April. Want in? Contact Sara Daleiden ( or Caitlin Smith (

And Last But Not Least.....
Volunteer Development: As they like to ask, "Who couldn't use a little VD?" And are they ever right! Volunteer Development seeks out students by contacting RSOs, sororities and fraternities, RA and RD’s of dorms, and other organizations, to tell them all about Relay For Life and the ACS, and to encourage them to put a Relay team together. Volunteer Development helps Relay For Life teams get registered and stay on track with fundraising. So, catch some VD and you'll be all the better for it! The first VD meeting will be Sept. 27th in the basement of the Union at 7 PM. Contact Allie Harris (, Michelle Misichko (, or Jessica Kenny ( for more information.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at CAC events in the future!

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