October
  • Advocacy: gather bras and tape notes to them and send them to elected officials to promote Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Have a screening of the film, Stepmom
  • Education: have a speaker come in and instruct us on how to perform a self-breast exam
  • Put shower/door hangers with breast health information in dorms
  • Have a bra-fitter come in
  • Education: discuss the health risks and benefits of soy and its effects (put fliers in bathrooms)
  • Making Strides (October 3rd)
  • Make and sell Boob cookies
  • Scare away cancer (near Halloween)
  • Candy grams
  • Hope Lodge visit
  • Candy apple event
Survivorship
  • Hope Lodge visits
  • Survivors could come in to speak about their experiences - or we could interview them
  • Leaflets advertising events (handout on Rabb steps)
  • Retreats for summer camps are happening, perhaps we could visit some and meet survivors
  • Have a "cancer buddy"
  • Create a collection of diaries of survivors at all stages of their cancer treatments
  • Daffodil Days with Waltham Group
  • Polling survivors about their experiences and asking them what events they'd like to have
  • Dress-up as carnival people and go and visit kids in the hospital (like clowns)
  • Lemonade sale/hot cocoa sale
  • Jimmy Fund-like program
  • Get gifts for kids in the hospital
  • Perhaps create a peer group/sub-committee to work with survivorship
  • Have Disabilities/Health Center reach out to our survivors here on campus and let them know that we are here for them
Advocacy
  • Lobby Day
  • Sending bras to elected officials
  • Petitions
  • ACS CAN (American Cancer Society Cancer Advocacy Network); it's $10 to join and you can do so online; it's a lot of fliers and a lot of emails
  • Maybe have a group trip to D.C. for a major event
  • Political/HSSP informational panel
  • Bike-a-thon for cancer awareness
  • April's a big advocacy month
  • Insure the un-insured week (during May finals); it's a petition
Education
  • In the Family film screening
  • My Sister's Keeper film screening
  • Stepmom film screening
  • Coffeehouse
  • Great American Smokeout (November)
  • When we sell the boob cookies, we can add a little paper with the sale with some educational tips on it
  • Thank You for Smoking film screening (November - lung cancer awareness month)
  • Book club with books that have cancer themes
  • Educational games
  • HPV/Guardasil Awareness with SSIS (January - cervical cancer awareness month)
  • Create a project like those seen on Truth.org
  • Different signs with information around campus each month
  • How sex can lead to cancer (with SSIS)
  • Trade in cigarettes for something/raffle for giving in packs of cigarettes
  • Outlines of bodies (Truth.org-esque idea)
  • No smoking within 30 feet of buildings on campus
  • Sunscreen slip-n-slide (in the spring, maybe after Relay)
  • Get a spray tan booth (in the spring)
  • Get people to sign a promise to not use tanning beds
  • Pass out free samples of sunscreen (see if some companies with sponsor this or donate some sunscreen for us to give out)
  • Stress-free event during finals (work with Student Events?)(give out hot green tea in the campus center - relax with CAC)
  • Giant blow-up colon during colon cancer awareness month
  • Pass out peanuts and pamphlets during Valentine's Day (be sweet to your nuts for testicular cancer awareness month)
  • Dodgeball tournament (protect your nuts - testicular cancer awareness month)
  • Health Center could pass out information about cervical health (for cervical cancer awareness month - January)
  • Healthy eating/healthy cooking (for March - nutrition month)(use the ACS cookbook)
  • Paint the Campus Purple
  • Hair donation event
  • Shave your head day
  • Wig Day - everyone wears a wig (get wigs donated from the costume shop in Waltham)
  • Manicure for a Cure

 


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