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About Us

In 2009 the Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach (CAMCO) was formed by students, staff, faculty and community volunteers.

At the same time, The Radiation Therapy Program established The Kathy Soliz Radiation Therapy Outreach Program.

CAMCO

Together, our team members recruit hundreds of students from a variety of student organizations, along with cancer nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to conduct educational student-centered annual events and marrow drives.

Each year the program sends over 30 students and faculty to Hispanic Serving Institutions of higher education in south and central Texas. The program trains local students in becoming marrow ambassadors to educate and commit donors to the national registry.

Mission and Vision

CAMCO

By implementing cancer prevention education and behavioral change activities, we hope to fulfill our mission to encourage our students to

  • 1) Attract  with fun and exciting campus events
  • 2) Educate through visual, verbal and textual content (e.g. t-shirts, student speakers, peer-to-peer, Website)
  • 3) Commit by creating a sense of community, competition and tradition via student organizations and marrow donor registrants 
  • 4) Connect using various forms of media including print, online and broadcast 
  • 5) Honor & Encourage Leadership by providing support and recognition (see, for example, http://txstatecamco.hr.txstate.edu/)
  • 6) Make a Significant Impact on the Marrow Registry

Colleges Against Cancer

CAMCO is proud to partner with Colleges Against Cancer.

"The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to saving lives form cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities."

CAC enables members to utilize different channels to fight back against cancer by focusing on advocacy, cancer education, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and survivorship.

The Texas State chapter works with local offices and national leadership to support the Society's efforts.