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Colleges Against Cancer

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. At CCU, we do our part in helping to end the fight against cancer.

This is a picture from Relay for Life in April 2017.

Survivor and Caregiver Walk at Relay for Life 2017

Colleges Against Cancer is the primary student organization that plans Relay for Life at Coastal Carolina University. Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students dedicated to bringing cancer education and prevention programs to their campus. We focus on cancer education, advocacy, survivorship, and Relay for Life.  Colleges Against Cancer will celebrate its 12th anniversary on-campus in the 2017-2018 year. Join us for this momentual anniversary as CCU will surpass the $1,000,000 fundraising milestone since CCU's first Relay for Life in 2007.

Events that CAC Coordinates:

  • Advocacy and Awareness Events
    • Cervical and Skin Cancer awareness tabling events
  • Trips to the Hope Lodge
  • Relay for Life

How Do I Sign-Up a Team for Relay for Life?

Join CCU's largest student-run philantrophy by signing up or joining a team. Signing up a team for Relay for Life is easy. Just visit to register a new team or join an existing one. At this time, registeration is closed, but you can still donate to a team or an individual until our new fundraising year begins in September 2017.  

Congrats to the CAC Leadership Team and the CCU Community for a great 2016-2017 Relay for Life!

The CCU community raised more than $105,000 toward the American Cancer Society for the 2016-2017 year. The Colleges Against Cancer Leadership Team won the Most Outstanding Philantrophy by a Student Organization as part of CCU's annual Student Involvement and Leadership Awards!

Colleges Against Cancer won a SILA in 2017 for Most Outstanding Philanthropy by a Student Organization.

The CAC Leadership Team being recognized for winning Most Outstanding Philantrophy by a Student Organization at the 2017 Student Involvement and Leadership Awards ceremony

Alumni of CCU Colleges Against Cancer and Relay for Life - We Want to Hear From You!

Were you involved in CAC or Relay for Life at CCU? First off, thank you for your service and for building and contributing to the legacy of Relay for Life on campus. We want to stay in touch with you, hear how you are still doing your part in ending the fight against cancer, and invite you to our annual Relay for Life event. Please contact Jessica Combess at or at 843-349-2656 to let us know what years you participated in CAC or Relay for Life and your role/position.   

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