Each group is self-sufficient and able to tailor its programs to the resources and needs of its campus and surrounding community. These student leaders are a source of information and support for their peers and their communities as they educate people about the affects of childhood cancer on children and their families, act as a resource for local families who are trying to cope with cancer treatments, and take part in fundraising to support the research and outreach programs of the American Childhood Cancer Organization.
Some activities of our “ACCO on Campus” groups may include but are not limited to:
- Directing families to pertinent information and resource listings
- Gift bags for newly diagnosed patients
- Financial Assistance through fundraisers
- Sibling Empowerment Activities
- Survivor events
- Networking for patients and families
- Parent survival kits
- Tickets to college sporting events
- “Coming off Chemo” parties
- Patient and “Sib” mentoring
- Social Events
- Weekend Teen Retreats
All official “ACCO on Campus” partners receive guidance and support from our national office every step of the way.
This is an incredible opportunity to gain some invaluable leadership experience. You will also be doing what you can to help in the fight against childhood cancer.