3rd Annual Stand-up Against Cancer Benefit
February 18, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will
sponsor the third annual benefit fundraiser, Stand-up Against Cancer, at 7 p.m. on
Saturday, March 1 in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington). Titled
“Comedian Rhapsody,” this year’s show will feature four Illinois Wesleyan students
including the founder of Stand-up Against Cancer and the Illinois Wesleyan Chapter
of Colleges Against Cancer, junior business major, Kevin Lewis.
Sophomore music major Lauren Van Vleet, junior nursing major Marita Calderon and sophomore
psychology major Ryan Quinn will also perform comedic acts.
The event is open to the public, and asks for a minimum donation of $3. All of the
proceeds will sponsor the Wesleyan chapter of Colleges Against Cancer at the Relay
for Life event taking place at Illinois State University on Apr. 25. The money raised
at Relay for Life, will then be directly donated to the American Cancer Society.
Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide branch of the American Cancer Society that
allows students, faculty and staff to work together while bringing American Cancer
Society programs and services to college communities nationwide. Wesleyan’s chapter
is made up of 12 core members who raise money for cancer research, as well as promote
general awareness about cancer and cancer prevention. “Raising money and awareness
has led to great strides in cancer treatments and prevention,” says Lewis, “I am certain
it will continue to do so in the future, until cancer is nothing but a distant memory.”
For more information on Stand-Up Against Cancer or the Illinois Wesleyan chapter of
Colleges Against Cancer contact Kevin Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kimberly Stabosz, ’09 (309) 556-3181