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24th September 2014

Spotlight: CATS

CATS are a new society dedicated to raising awareness of cancer in young people.

CATS, the Cancer Awareness in Teenagers and Young People Society, is a brand new society which aims to promote awareness of the common signs and symptoms of cancer around campus and in the local area. We want to highlight the importance of being aware of the symptoms of the most common cancers in young people.

We are hoping for a strong start to the cause and will be running multiple awareness campaigns and events throughout the year. We begin with stall challenges in the Stopford building, followed by big Movember celebrations, all concluding with a huge night out in 256 on the 30th—so get working on your moustache (yes, everyone!) and come join us for a fan’tache’tic night! Throughout the year we’ve got lots to offer students such as lectures from some of the country’s leading oncologists. There’ll also be nights out, acoustic nights, challenges and much more, so keep an eye out for us around campus—we’ve got a few surprises coming your way too!

James Adams, CATS President, says: “We’re really excited about CATS and the support we’ve received so far has been amazing, but we want to do more, so if you’d like to get involved in what we already do or you’d like to suggest some new ideas we’d love to hear from you!”

It’s really easy to join up and if you would like to learn a bit more about us and get involved, just email us at [email protected], leaving your name, course, year of study, preferred email address and mobile number. We’ll get in touch with some volunteering opportunities (you might even get a nice shiny certificate for your portfolio). Get involved!

You can also find us on facebook:

Key Dates:

11th October – Stand Up To Cancer March

20th October – Oncology lecture by Dr Martin McCabe

1st – 30th November – Movember Awareness Month

30th November – Moustache-themed night out at 256, Fallowfield

Article provided by CATS Manchester.

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