In 2009 the Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach (CAMCO) was formed by students, staff, faculty and community volunteers.
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.
Working with the National Marrow Donor Program, Be The Match, the program conducts marrow drives at Texas State, and also sends over 30 students and faculty to Hispanic Serving Institutions of higher education in south and central Texas at an outreach initiative. The program trains students in becoming marrow ambassadors to educate and commit donors to the national registry.
Mission and Vision
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 contacts, 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
- 6) Make a Significant Impact on the Marrow Registry
Colleges Against Cancer
CAMCO is proud to support Colleges Against Cancer.
CAC is an official student organization that connects with students as an advocate for cancer education, detection, prevention, and awareness. Working with the American Cancer Society, the organization conducts the Texas State Relay for Life each year.
The Texas State chapter works with local offices and national leadership to support the American Cancer Society's efforts.