What is CAMCO?
Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges & Outreach (CAMCO) 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 CAMCO drive in the past five years, with 81 CAMCO donors going on to donate marrow or stem cells for a patient in need of a transplant.
What does it take to hold a CAMCO Drive?
Our CAMCO 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.
Where will CAMCO be this year?
We will be holding drives at the following locations. Click the links for more info and to sign up to volunteer.
Texas A&M International University - October 1 - 4
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg) - October 9 - 12
Texas A&M Corpus Christi - October 23 - 25
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Brownville) - November 6 - 7
More dates coming soon!