Colleges Against Cancer at UW-Stout

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Welcome to our website, and thanks for checking us out! Here you will find information about our upcoming events, meetings and our yearly Dunn County Relay for Life event as well as ways that you can support the American Cancer Society!

Colleges Against Cancer - Frequently Asked Questions!

What is Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) and what does your organization do?

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) website, the mission statement for Colleges Against Cancer is as follows: "The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities."

Our student organization, which serves not only UW-Stout but the entirety of the Dunn County Area works with local businesses to spread awareness of our annual Relay for Life event, fundraise, as well as educate the student body through smaller events and tables throughout the year. Through our events, Colleges Against Cancer at UW-Stout raises around $50,000 for the American Cancer society annually.

Where does the donated money go?

As a student organization at UW-Stout, CAC receives some funding from the Stout Student Association, though this does not cover all of our costs. Funds from the Relay for Life event are used first to cover the cost of running the event, with any remaining money being sent directly to the American Cancer Society via our ACS representative. Students do not have direct access to funds.

From the ACS Website:

  • In all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and federally, the volunteers and staff of our nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN, work to make cancer a top priority of public officials
  • Successfully advocated for $9 billion more funding for the National Institutes of Health and over $1 billion more funding for the National Cancer Institute since 2015 to support cancer research and prevention through ACS CAN
  • Nearly 60% of the US population is covered by smoke-free laws, including 25 states that require 100% smoke-free workplaces, in large part because of ACS CAN’s advocacy efforts
  • In all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and federally, the volunteers and staff of our nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN, work to make cancer a top priority of public officials
  • Successfully advocated for $9 billion more funding for the National Institutes of Health and over $1 billion more funding for the National Cancer Institute since 2015 to support cancer research and prevention through ACS CAN
  • Nearly 60% of the US population is covered by smoke-free laws, including 25 states that require 100% smoke-free workplaces, in large part because of ACS CAN’s advocacy efforts
  • More information can be found by clicking here!

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Officers

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Members

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Events

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Emails/Newsletters

Luke Lindquist
President
lindquistl5733@my.uwstout.edu
Jake Thomas
President
thomasj9633@my.uwstout.edu
Emily Delo
Vice-President
deloe9524@my.uwstout.edu
Maddy Wilmot
Vice-President
wilmotm8981@my.uwstout.edu
Matthew Morgan
Advisor
morganma@uwstout.edu