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Organization to hold dodgeball tournament for cancer awareness

Northern Star Staff

October 21, 2012

NIU’s Colleges Against Cancer is holding a dodgeball tournament, according to a Colleges Against Cancer news release. Protect Your Balls is a dodgeball tournament that will be held at 9 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Anderson Hall. The cost is $30 for teams of 6 to 8 people. Teams can sign up for $20 by Saturday. ...

Relay for Life to take place on NIU’s north 40 field

Ian Gough

April 18, 2012

Everyone is welcome to attend Relay for Life’s Red Carpet Affair this weekend at NIU. This year Relay for Life will be hosted at NIU. Activities will begin 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be held at the North 40 field behind Barsema Hall and the College of Engineering. Everyone who comes is welcome...

Alpha Phi Omega shouts provocative phrases for Relay For Life fundraiser

Members of co-ed service fraternity Alpha Pi Omega shout
provocative phrases to attract students during a bake sale
Thursday. The group is raising money for Relay For Life.

Jessica Wells and Linze Griebenow

February 19, 2012

"Don't let cancer be a cock block!" This was just one of the many phrases Alpha Phi Omega [APO] members were using to encourage students in the Holmes Student Center to donate to Relay For Life Thursday. Seana Winner, junior sociology major and APO member, said Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity and th...

Colleges Against Cancer to host Relay for Life kick-off

Felix Sarver

February 6, 2012

Registration for Relay for Life this year will begin Wednesday.Colleges Against Cancer will host a "kick-off" from 4-7 p.m. at Neptune Hall. The event is a preview for Relay for Life and will provide games, free food, information on cancer and connection for people affected by cancer, said Ashley Witte...

Campus organization fights to eliminate cancer

Northern Star Heather Olson (left), and Brittney Ginter, members
of Colleges Against Cancer, lead the club's meeting Tuesday

Chelsey Boutan

February 5, 2012

When Mary Cozad went in for a routine check up 14 years ago, her nurse mentioned that Cozad hadn't gotten a mammogram in awhile. The nurse scheduled an appointment for Cozad, who wasn't concerned; no one in her family had cancer. But after having a mammogram and surgical biopsy, Cozad's doctor confirme...

Student request Peters to attend Relay for Life event

Alex Fiore

February 6, 2011

An NIU student requested university president John Peters attend this April's Relay for Life event in a letter sent last week. Lisa Mayes, senior rehabilitation counseling major, said she wrote the letter hoping Peters would set an example for the rest of the university. "He's a leader on the campus," s...