I. Advocacy
    A. Recently, there has been concern about lawmakers trying to cut the budget allotted to cancer preventative treatment
    B. We are trying to prevent this legislation from passing, and in order to do so, we urge you all to sign the petition against it
    C. Please visit www.acscan.org/cuts and let your state's legislators know that you are opposed to this budget cut (you can select your state on the website and it will get sent to them, as well as you can add a sentence or two about why they should not cut the budget)
    D. Once there, you can sign up to get a text when the legislation is voted on so that you can have the results
    E. Also, you can send the information to your family and friends so that they can sign this petition too

II. Paint the Campus Purple Week (PTCP)
    A. PTCP is the week we get back from break - Feb. 28-March 5
    B. This week is major in our advertising for Relay for Life
    C. There are various events/ideas we have for promoting Relay during this week which are listed below:
  • We will be tabling in lower Usdan from 11am-2pm
  • During tabling, we will sell purple goodies and have people sign-up for Relay
  • There will be purple ribbons on trees
  • Some people can put purple ribbons in their hair
  • There will be spray on purple hair-dye up on Rabb
  • We will have volunteers up on Rabb painting people's hands or faces with purple face paint (painting purple ribbons for Relay)
  • We will put signs up around campus
  • We may have some purple capes for people to wear
  • We may also have some purple tinsel wigs for people to wear
  • We may have purple cupcakes
  • We are going to ask CAs to put purple up on their bulletin boards
  • We are also going to ask CAs to email all of their residents about Relay
  • There will be Facebook announcements as well as a Facebook event for the week
  • We will have a Student Union announcement
  • We are going to ask LTS to put a purple background on all of the computers in the library
  • We may have a raffle throughout the week and each day you wear purple, you will check in with someone and get a ticket, and at the end of the week, we will have the raffle and give out a prize
  • Thursday, March 3, will be wear purple day
  • Friday, March 4, will be wear an old Relay t-shirt day
  • Saturday, March 5, we will be co-hosting a dance called Rumba
III. Rumba
    A. Along with several other groups on campus (including the International Club), we will be helping out with a dance on March 5, called Rumba
    B. All of the profit from the night will go to Relay
    C. We will be selling "tickets" in the form of pins to people while we table for PTCP Week
    D. The pins will cost $10
    E. It is important to note that you need a Brandeis ID to purchase a pin, the dance is for Brandeis students ONLY, and when you go to the dance, you need to have your Brandeis ID on you to get in.  Even if you have a pin, you cannot get into the dance without your Brandeis ID.

IV. The Idiot Cycle
    A. Due to the snowstorm a few weeks ago, our film screening of the Idiot Cycle has been postponed
    B. This movie is a documentary about how environmental pollutants that have been linked to causing cancer are emitted from various companies and how these companies still profit
    C. The new date for the movie is TBA, and we'll keep you all updated

V. Coffeehouse
    A. Our Relay for Life Coffeehouse will be held on March 14th in Chums
    B. If you are interested in helping out, email either Sydney Appelbaum at sydneya@brandeis.edu or Mati Segev at mati628@brandeis.edu

VI. Daffodil Days
    A. While we help out tabling at this event, it is actually run by the Waltham Group
    B. We will still be there in lower Usdan tabling tomorrow and Friday to promote Relay for Life
    C. If you are interested in tabling, feel free to email any of the board members

VII. Think Pink
    A. Thank you to everyone who helped out at Think Pink, it was a success!


Our next meeting will be March 2nd
 
 
I. The film, The Idiot Cycle
    A. Due to the snow day, we had to cancel the movie showing
    B. We are looking to have this as a future event, and are working on getting the room again
    C. Keep looking out for more information about this event!

II. Kiss Away Cancer
    A. Tabling in Lower Usdan on February 10 and 11
    B. We are selling bags filled with Hershey Kisses and Conversation Hearts for $2 a bag to raise money for CAC and the ACS
 
III. Daffodil Days
    A. Along with the Waltham Group, we help sell bouquets of Daffodils for the American Cancer Society
    B. You can buy the Daffodils for whomever, and they will be delivered
    C. Since Waltham Group is running this event, we have volunteered to help them out and will also be tabling for Relay
    D. We will be tabling in Lower Usdan on February 14-17 from 11am-2pm
        1. If you'd like to help out during any of the time slots, let any member of the board know!

IV. Coffeehouse
    A. Our Coffeehouse this semester is to help fundraise for Relay for Life
    B. The Coffeehouse will be March 14 in Chums from 9pm-12am
    C. If you'd like to help and get involved, let any member of the board know, or email our two Fundraising Chairs for Relay for Life who will be running the Coffehouse

V. Think Pink
    A. This is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness that we do with the Basketball team
    B. During the games on the night of February 11, the Basketball team wears pink and there is a table set up filled with pink themed paraphernalia
    C. We will be adding our "Save the Boobs" t-shirts, Valentines, and other Relay goodies to the table at the games
    D. If you can help out with this, the games will be in Gosman at 6pm and 8pm

VI. Conference Calls
    A. Conference calls are a helpful way to learn more about the American Cancer Society as well as the various programs it hosts, including Relay for Life
        1. On a call, you have an assigned topic that you discuss, and it's a great way to hear about what other schools are doing and the ideas that they have for various events since students from across the country participate in the calls
    B. You have to participate in a number of these calls throughout the year in order to receive the Leader of Hope Award, which we have been a recipient of since we began Colleges Against Cancer
    C. The calls usually last somewhere between 20 and 45 minutes, and are led by college students throughout the country
    D. The Conference call schedule for this semester is as follows:
  1. February 16th - quarterly call at 7pm and 10pm
  2. March 8th - survivorship call at 10pm
  3. March 23rd - Relay for Life call at 10pm
  4. April 13th, advocacy call at 10pm

VII. Funding
    A. After getting chartered last semester, we were eligible for funding this semester
    B. We received $2,000 from F-board this semester!
    C. Most of the money will be spent on Relay for Life and other events later in the semester (namely, we are hoping to get sunscreen packets for our event on Melanoma Monday on May 2nd)

VIII. Smoking on Campus
    A. Our advocacy chair, Michelle Hack, is currently working on getting our campus either smoke free, or reducing smoking on campus
    B. If you'd like to get involved in this petition, feel free to email Michelle at michy@brandeis.edu

Next Meeting: February 16th at 9pm in SCC 313!