What is C.A.R.E. Week?
C.A.R.E. (Cancer Awareness -a Real Effort) Week is an event Kappa Phi Gamma hosts Nationally in April, which is national cancer awareness month. Each school picks an organization in which they want to donate towards. Then, all proceeds made during C.A.R.E. Week goes towards that specific organization. C.A.R.E. Week is run entirely on sponsorship of local stores, groups and school funding. Having this event funded by outside sources allows us to plan an exciting and fun week. It also ensures the community that the entire amount of money we receive throughout the week is donated staight toward the charity/cause . Each day of the week hosts a specific event: Kick-Off Rally, Candlelight Vigil, Service Day, Party and Mr. C.A.R.E. Week Pageant. We encourage the entire campus to get involved and come out to each event!
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2010 Event Line-Up
_Monday, April 5: Care Packages for Hospital Patients_
A service event to assemble care packages for hospital patients.
5:30pm Margaret Brent Rm, Stamp Student Union
_Tuesday, April 6: C.A.R.E.nival Health Fair_
An informational fair featuring campus health organizations as well as information on health issues important to the campus community. Walk through and learn some staggering health information, and enter our raffle for prizes such as a gift certificate to Hugo Salon and Spa!
2-4pm Prince George's Rm, Stamp Student Union
_Wednesday, April 7: Candlelight Vigil_
we will be hosting a candlelight vigil recognizing those who have been affected by cancer. The vigil will feature a guest speaker from the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, as well as poems and passages written by young adult cancer patients. Please send us names of any loved ones you would like to be read in recognition of their experience with cancer.
8pm Hornbake Plaza
_Thursday, April 8: Mr. C.A.R.E. Week Pageant_
The 3rd Annual Pageant continues with more contestants and an even better time! Watch your favorite Terp men compete for the coveted title for Mr. C.A.R.E. Week 2010 using their brains, beauty and brawn =) The pageant will also feature entertainment from campus performing arts groups.
7pm Rever Hall of Fame, Riggs Alumni Center
$3 donation requested at the door
Mr. C.A.R.E. Week '10 Line-Up:
Mr. Alpha Nu Omega
Mr. Alpha Tau Omega
Mr. Gamma Phi Sigma
Mr. Iota Nu Delta
Mr. Sigma Beta Rho
Mr. Phi Delta Sigma
_Friday, April 9: C.A.R.E Week Party_
Help us celebrate another successful C.A.R.E Week at Cornerstone Grill & Loft
$5 charge at the door
All proceeds of this year's C.A.R.E. Week will be going towards a local organization called the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, located in Columbia, MD.
"Get in the Fight"
Each year, more than 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. In fact, a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 40 is nearly eight times more common than such a diagnosis during the first 15 years of life. Today, cancer is the leading disease killer among 20- to 39-year olds. While both younger and older patients are seeing improvements in survival rates, the rates for young adults have improved far less, and the gap is worsening. As a result of this lack of progress in survival improvement since 1975, young adults diagnosed with cancer today have a worse prognosis than those diagnosed 25 years ago.
A leading voice in the young adult cancer movement, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is working at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors. Since inception in 1997, they have been working tirelessly at both the community level and with national partners to raise awareness of the young adult cancer issue and ensure all young adults and families impacted by cancer have a voice and the resources necessary to thrive.
To learn more about the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and its volunteering opportunities, check out www.ulmanfund.org