PLEASE NOTE!  Unfortunately, we are no longer able to hold our Pink Week Education Event on Thursday, October 21st due to various cancellations.  However, we will still be holding the Movie Screening of STEPMOM on Monday, October 18th at 8pm in the SCC Atrium, as well as the Advocacy tabling on Wednesday, October 20th from 11am-2pm in Lower Usdan.
 
 
I. Paint the Campus Pink Week
A. Monday Night, October 18
1. We will be having a movie screening of STEPMOM
2. It will take place at 8pm in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
3. We will need help to flier the campus, so please make sure that you put up all of the fliers that you have and really spread the word about this event!
4. If you are able to come and help set-up, please show-up at 7:30pm
a. Set-up will include decorating the trees outside of SCC with pink ribbons, and putting pink streamers in the Atrium, as well as setting up the screen for the movie
5. There may be a discussion after the movie, depending on when the movie ends
6. Amanda's mom will have brought us some baked goods that we hope to sell, so tell people that they may want to bring some cash with them!  We will also have some of our pink ribbons that we will hand out
7. We will also need help dismantling all of the equipment after the movie, so if you can stay afterward to help, that'd be great
8. We will be returning the equipment around 1pm on Tuesday, so if anyone can help, then that would also be great
B. Wednesday Afternoon, October 20
1. During the afternoon (11am - 2pm) we will be tabling in Usdan with a petition for people to sign
a. This petition is for improving breast cancer research
2. We will also be selling the rest of the baked goods that Amanda's mom will be bringing as well as some Relay for Life paraphernalia (there will be some sort of price sheet for the items)
3. There will also be pink ribbons that we will be handing out while tabling
C. Thursday Night, October 21
1. We will be holding Ladies Night In in Ridgewood Commons at 8pm
2. Guys are invited to come to the first part of this event, where we will have a nurse practitioner come in and show us how to perform a self breast exam
3. There also may be a breast cancer survivor come and tell us her story
D. T-Shirts
1. The t-shirts that we designed will be coming slightly late, but they will be here!
2. Don't forget to look up the rest of the "Save the Boob" items that can be found on cafepress (there is a link on this website - check it out!)

II. CAs Sport Event
A. The CAs have arranged a program that will take place in Zivwood Commons on the 24th (Sunday)
1. This event will be something of the sort where soccer goals will be set up and people will pay to take aim at one of the goals (where a goalie will be placed) and attempt to make a goal
2. There will be prizes if you make a goal
3. They want to get at least 50 people to attend to help make the event successful
4. They also hope to have healthy foods at the event
5.  Fliering will be handled by the CAs
6. There will be more information available later, and an email will be sent out about it too

III. Coffeehouse - November 4th
A. If you'd like to be involved in the planning of the Coffeehouse, please contact Rachel Miller at rach6790@brandeis.edu
1. Specifically, we are looking for people to help with decorations, advertising, and making a facebook event (which Rachel Danzig has volunteered to do)
B. Hannah Katcoff will be emceeing the event
C. Rachel Danzig has also volunteered to create the flier which we will have our staff partner, Gia, print out for us

IV. Relay for Life
A. If you are interested in applying to become a committee chair or co-chair, the application is due October 22nd
1. The application is a public google document that everyone should be able to access as long as they are in the Brandeis network
2. For more information or if you cannot access the application, contact Sarah Cohen at setc@brandeis.edu
3. Chairing or co-chairing a committee is a lot of time and work, so please be aware of that when applying
B. We may be alternating CAC and Relay meetings every other Wednesday at 9pm in SCC 313
1. However, there is the possibility that Relay meetings will take place in the morning in Gosman again this year like in the past

IMPORTANT NOTES!
There will be no meeting next week, October 20th.
We will be having a group picture for the yearbook at 8:45pm on October 20th in Shapiro Campus Center on the third floor,

 
 
5. tI. Welcomes!
A. Gia Coratti McCormack is our new ACS staff partner
1. Her main focus is Relay for Life, but she will be available for help throughout the year as well

II. Chartered
A. We are now a chartered club!
B. In the future, we get money from the F-board to help us with various projects
C. We do not get money for buying clothing or food as a club
D. We also do not get money directly from the F-board that can go to a donation, it's there to help fund events we hold
E. Since we are now chartered, it's important to note that hazing is prohibited as stated under Massachusetts state law

III. Making Strides
A. The Boston area and those groups that participated in the Boston Making Strides walk raised around $3 million
B. We raised just under $600 as a club participating
C. 12 people participated from Brandeis
D. Pictures from the event will be posted on the website

IV. Paint the Campus Pink Week (PTCPW)
A. PTCPW will be held the week of October 18th-22nd
B. We are looking for volunteers to chair, as well as committees, for some of our Pink Week events
1. If you are interested, please contact one of the E-board members or CAC Chairs, or let us know at our next meeting
C. October 18th - Monday Night
1. We will be having a screening of the film, STEPMOM in the SCC Atrium at 8pm
2. There will be a discussion following the movie
3. We will be selling t-shirts as well as Relay paraphernalia during the screening
D. October 20th - Wednesday during the day
1. We will be holding our advocacy event during the day
2. We are hoping to get bras donated and tape petitions that people will sign on some, and stories on others
3. Afterward, we will send the bras to the Senate to help promote the petition
4. The petition this year will likely be focused on providing more mammograms at a cheaper cost so that more women can access this life-saving procedure
5. If we cannot get bras donated, then we will just have a petition for people to sign
6. This event will need people to table in Lower Usdan during the day and we will have a sign-up chart going around during the next meeting
E. October 21st - Thursday Night
1. This will likely be a predominantly ladies' night event in Ridgewood Commons from 8pm - 11pm
2. A nurse practitioner from the Health Center will come to show the proper way to perform a self-mammography
3. In addition, a lingerie store owner will come and will help show how to properly fit bras, as well as bring some lingerie for us to purchase
4. We also hope to have a breast cancer survivor come and speak about her experience
5. There will also be pink goodies there
F. During the week, we will hand out pink ribbons and put up pink fliers (from Gia) and door hangers with information on them
1. The ribbons may take place on Rabb or in Usdan, and then the fliers and door hangers will be put up in certain dorms
2. Either way, we will again need volunteers
3. Also, if anyone has pink ribbon and the'd like to donate it to this cause, that would be great
4. Again, we will also be selling t-shirts throughout the week
G. T-shirts
1. The shirts say "Save the Boobs" in pink writing on a white shirt with Colleges Against Cancer written under the phrase, and will cost $15
2. There is also a website called cafepress where this logo has been put on various items, from teddy bears to mugs to hats to underwear, and 10% of every sale of the items with this phrase on it go to CAC, so make sure to check that site out!
3. We are also in the process of creating a CAC t-shirt, so keep an eye out for that
i. Sarah Koenig will be in charge of the CAC shirts, so if you'd like to be involved in that process, you can get in touch with her

V. Coffeehouse
A. Our Coffeehouse is November 4th from 9pm to 12am
1. Rachel Miller has volunteered to spearhead this event, so if you'd like to help out, please contact her at rach6790@brandeis.edu or Sarah at setc@brandeis.edu
2. We will need some people to help advertise this event, so again, if you'd like to help, contact one of the two ladeis above
3. We will ask for donations at the door

VI. Hope Lodge
A. Hope Lodge is a place where cancer patients can stay for free while they undergo their treatments
B. Our first visit will be on November 15th
C. We are hoping to do various things there, including having a Brandeis student who plays saxophone come and play for the patients
D. If you are interested in this event, contact Rachel Danzig

VII. Conference Calls
A. These are calls where a national leader of CAC will lead a conference call with members of CACs from all over who call in and share information on their chapter of CAC as well as share ideas as to how to promote the CAC events
B. Most of the call you are on hold, and you listen
C. Each call is around 30 minutes
D. At the next meeting we will pass out a sign-up sheet for the calls
E. We would like to maintain our tradition of being a Leader of Hope which involves participating in 5 different calls over the course of the year

VIII. Survivor Support Group
A. We are hoping to form a survivor support group by the spring semester
B. This will be a group that meets once a month, perhaps the first Sunday of each month, to discuss their experiences in a group of peers
C. If you know a survivor who may want to be involved, let us know

IX. Relay
A. We will hopefully have the date for Relay by our next meeting
B. Meeting for Relay will alternate with meetings for CAC, in the same room at the same time
C. Sarah will send out information on chair positions which you will need to apply for
1. Since Relay is such a large undertaking, we are looking for experienced people to be committee chairs, which usually means that you have participated in a Relay committee before, either here or in another, outside Relay
2. However, many chairs will be co-chaired, and there will be committees under each chair, so if you are interested in participating, but worry about being a chair, these options are great to help learn more about the Relay process and still be involved
D. The Relay website is up and running, and we already have some teams!  Visit it at: www.relayforlife.org/brandeisuniversity
E. Jessica Gokhberg is CAC team captain, so if you'd like to join the CAC team or would like more information about it, contact her
F. Also, WBRS may want to help out this year and DJ

Our next meeting will be on October 13th at 9pm in SCC 313!








 
 
I. Welcome!  Packets were handed out with CAC information to anyone who wasn't at the pizza party.

II.  Elections
A.Congratulations to our new CAC Committee Chairs!
1. Advocacy Chair: Michelle Hack
2. Education Chair: Amanda Dryer
3. Survivorship Chair: Rachel Danzig

III. Constitutional Amendments
A. In order to get chartered by Brandeis and receive funding from the university, we needed to complete several tasks.  One of them was to have an updated club Constitution.  Since we have not had need of a treasurer before (as we had no funding), we now needed to add the treasurer position to our Constitution.  So, the group took a vote on the amendment of the treasurer position, and it passed unanimously!  Thank you to everyone who voted and supported the new amendment!  Hopefully we will be chartered soon!

IV. Making Strides
A. Making Strides is a Breast Cancer Awareness walk in Boston that will take place on October 3, 2010
1. It is an American Cancer Society event
2. It is a way to join with the Boston community to aid in the fight against Breast Cancer
3. There is no registration fee and transportation to and from the event (which will be on a Sunday morning - the 3rd - for several hours) is currently being planned
4. If you would like to join the team, there is a facebook group for it with more information
i. Anyone can join the team, not only members of CAC
5. There will be tabling during the last week of September (Sept. 27-Oct. 1) to help raise money for the event
i. The tabling schedule will be sent out through an email, and there are still time slots that we need volunteers to table for, so please sign-up if you can!
6. If you have any questions about this event, contact Michelle Hack

V. Breast Cancer Awareness
A. Paint the Campus Pink
1. During one week in October, we will attempt to make the campus as pink as possible to raise awareness for Breast Cancer
B. There are several other events for the month of October that we will discuss at our next CAC meeting

VI. Coffeehouse
A. Coffeehouses take place in Chums, a lounge-like area in the Castle.  They are a popular way to hold a fundraiser, or to promote a show, to introduce a new music group on campus, etc.
B. CAC will have a Chum's Coffeehouse on November 4th, 2010
C. Rachel Miller has already volunteered to spearhead our Coffeehouse, so at our next meetings, we will discuss what we will do at the event and what acts we may have appearing

There will be no CAC meetings for the next two weeks due to the upcoming holidays.  However, we still have the room booked for the club, so if committees want to meet, or anyone wants to meet to discuss CAC business, or if anyone just wants to come and use it for homework or something, it will be open from 9-10 pm for the next two Wednesday nights.

Our next CAC meeting will be on October 6th, 2010

 
 
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

 
 
A. Officers
i. Sarah Cohen, president, setc@brandeis.edu
ii. Hannah Katcoff, vice president, hkatcoff@brandeis.edu
iii. Rebecca Drowos, secretary/treasurer, redrowos@brandeis.edu


What is CAC?
A. The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs that pertain to cancer Education, Advocacy, Survivorship and Relay for Life.
B. Education
i. Adapt and promote programs of the American Cancer Society directly for college students
ii.Focus on cancer prevention and early detection
iii.Promote awareness
iv. Past events
1. Great American Smoke-Out
2. Chums Coffeehouse
3. In the Family Film Screening
C. Survivorship
i. Connect to Brandeis survivors
ii.Create programs to reach out to the Brandeis survivors
1. It’s important to know that one is considered a survivor as soon as they are diagnosed with cancer – you can call the ACS hotline for more information
iii. Past events
1. Hope Lodge visits
a. Hope Lodge is a place where families can stay while one of their members is undergoing cancer treatment
2. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
3. Daffodil Days with Waltham Group
D. Advocacy
i. Work with elected officials and campus administration to influence policymaking
ii.Encourage participation in petitions and lobbies
iii. Past events
1. Picture a Cure
2. Lobby Day
a. Group trip to Boston to state Senate to change legislation
3. ACS CAN (American Cancer Society, Cancer Advocacy Network)
E. Relay For Life
i. Signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society
ii. Friends form teams and participate in an all-night fundraiser
iii. Planning will start later in the fall with the help of the Relay For Life Planning Committee
iv. Information on Relay will be sent out through the CAC list-serve
v. While CAC and Relay for Life do go hand-in-hand, they are separate committees. However everyone is welcome to participate in both CAC and Relay for Life.
vi. Co-Chairs are Sarah Cohen and Nikki Rybko


Goals for this year’s CAC
A. To get chartered by Brandeis!
i. This way, we can get funding from the University for our projects
B. Improve campus smoking regulations and awareness
i. New signs have been put up around campus that states that you have to be 30 feet away from buildings when smoking
ii.We would like to create a committee to work on this (November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month)
C. Create committees for specific event planning
D. Sarah Koenig will be designing t-shirts for CAC
i. If you’d like to help or get involved, her email is skoenig@brandeis.edu


October
A. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
i. October 3rd in Boston
ii.Form committees for October events, can meet in our meeting room, Shapiro Campus Center 313
B. Breast Cancer Awareness Event
i. Committees for this
ii.Boob cookies – sugar cookies with pink and white icing on it
1. We sell these to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness


Website
A. We have a new website! Check it out!
B. www.cacbrandeis.weebly.com
C. Can find it through the Brandeis website and going to the club center, where this
link will be listed under the CAC area


Elections
A. We will be holding elections for Education, Survivorship, and Advocacy Chairs
on September 15th, at our regular meeting place and time
B. If you are interested in running, email the president, Sarah Cohen,
setc@brandeis.edu, by Monday, September 13th
C. Education Chair
i. Is on top of all education events
D. Survivorship Chair
i. Plan trips to Hope Lodge
E. Advocacy Chair
i. Picture for a Cure
ii.Petitions
F. If you do not run for one of the chair positions, you can still help with events and
with planning events that you may be interested in


Opening Event
A. Pizza Party!
i. When: Sunday, September 5th
ii.Where: Ridgewood A Commons
iii. What: Set goals, get to know each other, explain things


Next meeting: Wednesday, September 15th, at 9 pm in Shapiro Campus Center room 313
 

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