Welcome To Colleges Against Cancer
At The University of Chicago
A branch of the American Cancer Society (ACS), Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) at the University of Chicago joins over 175 other CAC chapters at universities across the nation to stand up and finish the fight against cancer. We plan and implement programs pertinent to college-aged adults, aiming to educate on cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, advocacy, and awareness. Additionally, we are dedicated to providing resources and support to those affected by cancer on UChicago’s campus and surrounding area. This includes events such as academic panels with renowned oncologists and faculty members, screenings and discussions of movies featuring cancer patients, tobacco risk awareness campaigns, and painting campus pink for breast cancer awareness. CAC promotes growth in its student members by holding social events, encouraging leadership development, and interacting with the cancer community. Our paramount event of the year is Relay for Life, where hundreds of participants from Chicagoland and beyond come together to celebrate the hope for a cure during Spring Quarter on UChicago’s campus.