On Campus Organizations:
Many universities have clubs dedicated to raising cancer awareness. This can be a place to get involved and meet new friends; some may even be survivors just like you! And if you know of a group that we do not have listed, email the information to us.
List of Current Groups
Michigan State University
Spartans Fighting Cancer is Michigan State University’s chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Colleges Against Cancer nationwide program. We focus on cancer advocacy, cancer education, survivorship, and Relay for Life for MSU’s campus as well as surrounding community!
We have many events throughout the year; I will briefly highlight a few. We volunteer and help run the Making Strides for Breast Cancer 5K through downtown Lansing starting at the capital every fall semester. We also participate in the Great American Smoke Out held on MSU campus to give information on the harmful effects of smoking along with ways to help students stop smoking. Towards Spring Break we host a Melanoma Awareness week to warn students of the harmful effects of tanning and how to properly protect yourself against the sun. Along with these annual events we also volunteer with patients at Hope Lodge and Sparrow hospital, raise awareness with athletic events on campus, and overall provide ways to help the community in the fight against cancer.
So who makes up the students of Spartans Fighting Cancer? Our committee is made up of individuals all across MSU campus from future nurses and doctors to business entrepreneurs, passionate political minds and everything in between. You do not have to be a cancer survivor to join our club but we do have several individuals directly affected by cancer either by a loved one, friend, or even themselves. We welcome anyone who shares our determination to make this cancer’s last decade. How do you get involved? Check out our website: https://msu.edu/~sfcmsu/aboutsfc.html.