Universities embrace CAMCO
March 1, 2012
Going into its fifth year, Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges & Outreach (CAMCO) is designed to educate university and college students about the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and how they can help someone who has been stricken with cancer. CAMCO was established in 2008 in a partnership with the Be The Match Program of Central and South Texas and Lawrence Estaville a professor at Texas State University. What started as a week-long drive of awareness and signing up students and faculty for the Be The Match registry has expanded to include 12 universities joining the CAMCO community. Together, they’ve registered 14, 696 people for the Be The Match registry and plan to host many more events. This year CAMCO participating universities will host events such as fashion shows BRA-vo and Boxer Night that help students bring awareness to breast cancer and testicular cancer. Other events include Cancer Chats where college students who have been diagnosed with cancer speak with fellow students about the experience of living with cancer. March is full of CAMCO events including the Be The Match Donor Registry Drives at University of Texas at San Antonio March 5th – 8th and Texas State University March 26th – 29th. To learn more about CAMCO and how your school can participate visit southtexasblood.org and click on the marrow tab.