American Cancer Society On Campus
American Cancer Society On Campus (ACS) is a collegiate branch of the American Cancer Society that brings the fight against cancer directly to college students by planning Relay for Life at UCLA, encouraging education, inspiring advocacy, and celebrating survivorship. Mainly, we aim to build a community for those affected by cancer and work so that one day, no one has to hear the dreaded words "you have cancer." Relay for Life is a 24-hour fundraising festival held at Drake Stadium to celebrate survivors, remember those we've lost, and fight back against a disease that affects and connects us all in some way! The event includes inspiring ceremonies, our Mr. Relay Pageant, talented performers, a silent rave, and so much more. In the past five years, we raised over $1,000,000 for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and patient services to support those battling, making us the largest college Relay West of the Mississippi! Throughout the year, in addition to planning Relay, we also plan education rallies on Bruin Walk for various types of cancers, organize hospital visits to bring cards to patients on the Oncology floor, and host fundraising events such as comedy shows and concerts! Since our start 18 years ago, American Cancer Society On Campus has been recognized with the Leaders of Hope award three years in a row, Survivor & Caregiver Engagement Chapter of the Year three years in a row, Advocacy Chapter of the Year, and Top Fundraiser of the year.
Signatories: Jenna Rosen, Justin Chang, and Shane Simon
Advisor: Ashley Pham
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