In a small classroom located in the basement level of the Student Services Building, Megan Stanfield has found her niche amongst a dozen other female students that together comprise the ColorCancer Texas Chapter.
Hubbub. The sounds that flood the room composed of discussion, tossing ideas back and forth and good-hearted laughter all in anticipation for their upcoming event. It’s chaotic.
Stanfield speaks. Her assertive yet soft voice captures the attention of all of the young women as she starts the meeting. It’s time for serious business.
As president of ColorCancer TX Chpt., Megan, a kinesiology and health promotion major, leads the meeting by relaying the status on their donation collections and sponsorships that will fund their biggest event to date, ColorCancer Texas Benefit Concert: “Sounds of Colors.”
“ColorCancer is a pending 501C3 nonprofit organization that was started last summer by two UT students,” said Stanfield. “Basically they had two separate projects, Preston Nix and Jillian Domingue, met here on campus and turned them into something much bigger, that’s how ColorCancer came about.”
The affects of cancer see no boundaries. Every cancer has a color. Every color has a story. The stories that surround those colors gave ColorCancer their name. The mission of ColorCancer TX Chpt. brings the community together to spread awareness, offer hope and encouragement, and support local cancer related causes.
“In order for us to accomplish our goals we decided to start a student organization which is ColorCancer Texas Chapter, ideally we want other universities to start chapters of their own,” said Stanfield.