Be The Cure on Campus
What is Be The Cure on Campus?
Be the Cure on Campus is an effort by the GenCure Marrow Donor Program to engage and educate university and college students about the importance of cancer prevention and early detection while giving them an opportunity to directly help patients who suffer from this disease.
More than 23,000 people have joined the Be The Match Registry at a college drives in the past five years, with 81 donors going on to donate marrow or stem cells for a patient in need of a transplant.
What does it take to hold a Be the Cure Drive?
Our Be the Cure on Campus drives are driven by the powerful efforts of university and college students. These volunteers attend training (don't worry, pizza is always included) to learn about the marrow donor program, how they can sign up their fellow students to the registry and what marrow/stem cell donation actually will do for patients waiting for a cure.
On the day of the drive, volunteers man tables located throughout campus. GenCure provides all materials for sign up, but students are encouraged to get creative with signs, use of social media, etc. to round up their friends to sign up.
What campuses will GenCure be at in 2018?
- The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg Campus) -- October 8-11
- The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (Brownsville Campus) -- October 29-30
- Texas A&M International University -- November 5-7