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Carls Against Cancer*

  • Relay for Life is another event that takes place Spring Term. Participants gather for the event to honor victims of cancer.

  • Hour of Power 2012

  • Carleton's Cancer Sucks swim capsA close-up view of Carleton's "Cancer Sucks" swimming caps, made especially for the Hour of Power Relay for Cancer Research

  • Swim team honors Ted Mullin with Hour of Power Relay for Cancer

Program Directors:

Allie Clark '17 (clarka)

Wilson Josephson '16 (josephsonw)

Northfield Community and Beyond
Periodic commitment

Carls Against Cancer is a program that works with St. Olaf and the American Cancer Society on a variety of projects. The major focus is Hour of Power in addition to other smaller short-term projects that vary depending on interest. Volunteers are needed for varying time commitments from one day a term to a few hours a week.

Hour of Power site

Cuts for Cancer site

Visit the American Cancer Society's website at:


What is Cancer Sucks™?

The aim of Cancer Sucks ™ is to make cancer “suck less” for everyone. The organization was started in 2005 by Carleton Alums Katie Magoon and Ted Mullin 06 in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for life. Since then the organization has grown by leaps and bounds to a dedicated full time non-profit organization, with presence in over 11 states and two countries. Today, Cancer Sucks has raised over $7,000 for cancer research.

How much do they cost?

Each shirt is $12 dollars

Where does the money go?

All the proceeds from the shirts go to directly benefit The Ted Mullin Cancer Research Fund located at the University of Chicago. The fund is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of sarcoma, one of the top ten deadliest cancers.

What else do you do besides sell t-shirts?
Cancer Sucks is only one of the many ways Carls Against Cancer, an ACT sponsored group, raises money for the fight against cancer. Carls Against Cancer is also involved with the Hour of Power Relay For Sarcoma Research. A nation-wide event that helps promote awarness as well as raise funds for cancer research. Since its conception the Hour of Power has raised over $250,000 for Cancer Research


 Carleton, Hour of Power Relay for Cancer Research