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CAT-Cancer Awareness Team

About > Volunteer > CAT- Cancer Awareness Team

The mission of the VCU Cancer Awareness Team (CAT) is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage prevention and early detection among all VCU students. The student members of CAT plan and participate in numerous campus-wide awareness activities throughout the year to promote healthy behaviors and educate the VCU community.

At the Spring 2006 VCU Relay For Life, the CAT was awarded Best Campsite and was among the top earning teams to participate. The CAT also conducts information tables to educate about a variety of cancer prevention issues. You may recognize them as the students who wear the Smoke Free Ram t-shirts as they also participate in advocacy efforts.

Members of the CAT may also become members of Colleges Against Cancer-VCU Chapter.

Interested in volunteering?
Please complete and print the following application, in addition to a letter of reference from a professor, mentor, supervisor, employer, etc. Questions? Please contact the faculty advisor at

Application deadlines are Jan 31 (spring semester) by 4 pm, and Sept 30 (fall semester) by 4 pm.