I am going to be a freshman premed/bio major at Boston University this fall. I have wanted to be a pediatric oncologist after loosing the son of a very close family friend whom I baby-sat for to pediatric cancer when he was three. I have started to set up a BU chapter of CAC (Colleges Against Cancer), an organization in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society will work with this club to bring events such as relay for life to Boston University. Other activates I will be doing through this club will be volunteering at a nearby hope lodge, raising money for the make-a-wish foundation, holding a dance marathon to raise money, working with several private foundations, and a multitude of other projects. I was lucky to witness a very special family's positive attitude on such a horrible disease and their strength and courage inspired me to work with children with cancer and devote my life to help in every which way I possibly can. Right now I do not have the adequate schooling, knowledge, or experience to diagnose and treat cancer, but what I can do right now is offer my volunteer service my dedication, my time, and commitment to helping cancer sufferers and survivors and their families. That is what I am using Colleges Against Cancer for...to help children and their families feel like they are not alone in fighting such a strenuous battle.