The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to saving lives from cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities. Designed and administered by college students from across the country, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) enables students and staff to work through different channels to help people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against this disease. 

Cornell's CAC chapter spreads awareness through events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Great American Smokeout to prevent lung cancer. Through these events, CAC hopes to make more students, faculty, staff, and community members more aware of the effects of cancer, how to prevent or reduce chances of certain cancers, and how to be aware of your cancer risk. The largest awareness event is Relay for Life which takes place each spring. Cornell's Relay for Life event is unique for a CAC chapter in that it includes campus and community coming together in the fight against cancer.

Relay For Life raises money to help in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Relay For Life has a tradition of bringing friends, families, and loved ones together to honor those who are surviving with cancer, to celebrate those who defeated cancer, and to remember those who lost the fight against cancer. Cornell College's Relay For Life received national recognition as Top Five Youth Per Capita in fundraising in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

We would LOVE to have you join our committee! If you would like to help plan these events and have a say in what Cornell's chapter of CAC looks like, email Sabine Hahn ( or Jen Davis ( Interested in creating or joining a Relay for Life team? Join or donate to Cornell's event on their Relay for Life website.