Colleges Against Cancer chapter receives 'Leader of Hope' award

From left: American Cancer Society New England Division Vice President of the Relay for Life Business Unit Erik Langhoff, Brandeis students Rachel Pass and Ari Boltax and New England Division Chief Operating Officer Peg Camp

The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer Chapter at Brandeis University received the “Leader of Hope” award at the Society’s New England Division Relay For Life Collegiate Leadership Summit in Marlborough, Mass.

The award was implemented in 2006 as a way to honor Colleges Against Cancer chapters that go above and beyond and show true dedication to the mission's of the American Cancer Society and Colleges Against Cancer.

The award was presented by Peg Camp, American Cancer Society New England Division chief operating officer and Erik Langhoff, vice president of the Relay for Life Business Unit. Rachel Pass and Ari Boltax, both students at Brandeis University and members of the Colleges Against Cancer chapter, accepted the award on behalf of the university.

Colleges Against Cancer gives students the opportunity to bring the fight against cancer to campus, while receiving support and guidance from the American Cancer Society. With more than 300 chapters nationwide, thousands of college students are making an impact on their campuses and the surrounding communities. The College Against Cancer chapter at Brandeis University, coordinates the annual Relay For Life held on campus.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. Relays are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The 2011 Relay For Life of Brandeis University raised more than $70,000 and hosted more than 700 participants from campus community.

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