(March 23, 2010)--The Be the Match Marrow Registry has partnered with UTSA and several community organizations to educate university students about cancer. The Be The Match Marrow Registry helps people who need a life-saving marrow or blood cell transplant. They connect patients, doctors, donors and researchers to resources they need to help more people live longer, healthier lives.
The goal of Cancer Awareness Month and Community Outreach (CAMCO) is to discuss the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and how students can help someone who has been stricken with the disease.
UTSA community members are invited to two events at the Main Campus:
Tuesday, March 23, 7-9 p.m.
Ask the Doctor
Speak with doctors who work with cancer patients and sign up with the Be the Match Marrow Registry
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building atrium
March 24, 7-9 p.m.
Cancer Survivor Panel/Remembrance Wall
Sign up with the Be the Match Marrow Registry Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building atrium
"CAMCO is a way to create awareness of cancers that we don't necessarily think about," said Juan Ramos, a UTSA biology student and CAMCO committee member.
With the help of the American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, volunteer students received training on how to educate others about the disease. With this knowledge, students are coordinating awareness events and educating peers on cancer.
"It's an opportunity to gain or obtain information and become aware of different resources out there, but most importantly, to learn how to prevent certain cancers," said Ramos.
For more information, contact Roger Ruiz, Be the Match community relations specialist, at 210-731-5542.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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