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Wellness Week

Wellness Week 2013

Wellness Wheel

OSU RecSports will be leading a campus-wide series of events focused on promoting all aspects of health: physical, occupa

tional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental, and emotional. The events will take place the week of April 22nd-27th. The CCE is offering a service project with targeted reflection and resources on the impact of civic engagement on the different aspects of health.

Join us Friday, April 26th from 3-5pm for a Wellness Week Service Project at Linn-Benton Food Share! Volunteers will repackage bulk food into smaller containers for distribution to local families and individuals in need. The CCE staff will also share research and resources on how community service and civic engagement affects health and wellness. All volunteers must register by completing the form at http://oregonstate.edu/cce/wellness-week-registration-LBFoodShare.

For more information on Wellness Week, including a schedule and instructions on how you can earn a pair of sunglasses and chance to win a bike, check out the Wellness Week webpage.


 

There are many health and wellness benefits to service and community engagement! Learn more about the relationship between community enagement and health.

One of the best ways to become more engaged in the community is to be an advocate for change. This is a list of organizations that have advocacy networks and promote research and legislation specifically to improve health outcomes. Check out their websites and sign up to be an advocate!

American Cancer Society

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. It is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

BCAN’s mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, to advance bladder cancer research, and to provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

Donate Life Northwest

Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation. Donate Life Northwest and other organizations across the country are working to lessen this need by educating others about the field of organ, eye and tissue donation.  We invite you to learn more.

National Breast Cancer Coalition

As a network of hundreds of groups and tens of thousands of individuals, NBCC speaks for women. They’re not afraid to rock the boat. They believe scientists must get the funding they need for meaningful breast cancer research and that everyone must have access to quality care. They believe trained, educated advocates need to have a voice everywhere breast cancer decisions are made, and they believe with Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, we can end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization devoted solely to support and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer.  Recognized as one of the most highly rated charities as reviewed by the public on GreatNonprofits.org, Lung Cancer Alliance maintains a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator and is a proud participant of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America’s Advocacy Network is a powerful voice for change that is made up of thousands of individuals nationwide who take an active role in protecting America’s mental health through legislative advocacy. Because of the support individuals like you, they have won major victories such as the recently enacted Mental Health Parity Act. Together, they speak out and make their voice heard on equal access to care, federal funding, treatment and prevention.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS organizes Cancer Advocacy Now!™, a legislative advocacy network that engages constituents across the country in federal cancer-related issues. Patient education is also a priority for NCCS. They believe that access to credible and accurate patient information, such as their award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox® is key to demanding and receiving quality cancer care.

National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation works to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is fully committed to providing the most comprehensive set of programs and services to fight a very difficult disease. Their commitment and passion are driven by their mission: to advance research, support patients, and create hope for anyone facing pancreatic cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Since 1993, PCF has accelerated discovery for better treatments and ultimately cures for prostate cancer. Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, it is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally.

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Since it’s founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer now occurring at epidemic levels.

Contact Info

Center for Civic Engagement
541-737-3041
158 Snell Hall (MU East) Corvallis, OR 97331-1610 beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
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