Join the Project Life Movement: Save a Life

For over thirty years, one of the best kept secrets in providing cures for cancers like leukemia & lymphoma and for diseases like sickle cell anemia has been bone marrow donation and transplantation. In 1987, a federal mandate created the National Marrow Donor Program. The program had a simple goal: connecting volunteer donors with patients whose only chance for a cure was a bone marrow transplant. The Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization, is dedicated to saving lives and curing cancer and other diseases by identifying and registering volunteers for marrow and tissue donation.

Central Piedmont Community College is partnering with Project Life for the fourth year to educate students, faculty and staff about serving as a bone marrow donor. CPCC is proud to house the first active Project Life chapter in the Charlotte metro area and to be included among ten higher education institutions in North Carolina who are participating in the Project Life Movement. This year’s goal is to recruit 600 potential new donors at CPCC who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.

Want to Get Involved?

The Cytotechnology Student Association, the Student Government Association, and Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Fraternity are all partnering with Student Life & Service-Learning to support this initiative. We would love to have you come out and be a part of the Movement and help save a life! Please contact Jenn Marts, Central Campus Service-Learning Coordinator, for more details (Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu) or to volunteer at one of our upcoming Project Life events! We hope you decide to be a potential donor or Project Life volunteer!

Upcoming Project Life Events:

Wednesday, February 11
Cato Campus, Atrium
9 AM – 1 PM

Thursday, February 12
Levine Campus, Student Life
9 AM – 2 PM

Tuesday, February 24
Harper Campus, Room 352-H
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Tuesday, February 24
Merancas Campus, TS Hallway
9 AM – 3 PM

Tuesday, April 14
Harris Campus, Harris I Lobby
9 AM – 3 PM

Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16
Central Campus, Outside Belk Building
9 AM – 4 PM

Student Club of the Month

Each month we will be highlighting a student club or organization at CPCC that has gone above and beyond in service, fundraising, programming, and overall excellence.

March Club of the Month: Cytotechnology Student Association

The Cytotechnology Student Association (CSA) is comprised of Cytotechnology students, practicing Cytotechnologists, and Pathologists. The CSA strives to educate the community on health issues related to the field of cytology as well as promote the profession of Cytotechnology at the local, state, and national levels.

The Cytotechnology Student Association has once again stepped up in a leadership role with advocating for the upcoming Project Life Bone Marrow Drive. Project Life is a non-profit organization that works directly with college campuses to help add more college students, faculty, and staff to the National Bone Marrow Registry. On February 19th, CSA members and other Health Science students, performed a flash mob in brightly colored shirts that say “Get Swabbed” to go along with the theme for this year’s drive, “Be a Life Saver.”

If you are interested in learning more about Project Life and how you can save someone’s life, please visit the Student Life website or stop by an upcoming bone marrow donor drive at one of the following CPCC campuses.

March 5, 2014
Harper Campus
Location: Classroom 352-D
Time: 11:30am-2:30pm

April 9, 2014
Central Campus
Location: Belk Patio (By Belk and Elizabeth Building)
Time: 9am-3pm

April 22, 2014
Harris Campus
Location: Harris Building I Atrium
Time: 11am-2pm

Get Involved in Student Life

If you are interested in joining the Cytotechnology Student Association, or if you would like to help with upcoming events, please contact Kim Kaylor. If you would like to get involved in another student organization, please visit our EXPLORE page to learn about the 40+ student organizations at CPCC. You can also visit a Student Life office at any campus to learn more about leadership opportunities.

Free Health & Wellness Events

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Take time this Valentine’s Day to show your own heart some love. Celebrate American Heart Month by taking the first step on the road to a healthy heart. You can begin your journey by visiting one of CPCC’s three fitness centers. The fitness centers are free and open to currently enrolled CPCC students, and all faculty and staff. Appropriate workout clothing and a valid CPCC ID are required. For locations and hours of operations, please click HERE.

Learn more about wellness and helping your heart at any of the following campus events. **For event details, including times and locations, please click HERE to view the Events Calendar.**

Free Health Screenings
15 minutes could save your life. A1c diabetes, blood pressure, and obesity screening.
*February 12 & 13: Central Campus
*February 18: Harris Campus
*February 19: Levine Campus
*February 20: Merancas Campus
*February 26: Harper Campus
*February 27: Cato Campus

Blood Drives & Project Life Events
Save someone’s life by donating blood or registering to become a bone marrow donor.
*February 12 & 13: Levine Campus – Blood Drive
*February 18: Central Campus – Blood Drive
*February 19: Merancas Campus – Project Life
*March 5: Harper Campus – Blood Drive/Project Life
*March25: Cato Campus – Blood Drive

Lunch & Learns
Enjoy a light lunch while you learn about topics related to health and wellness.
*February 18: Central Campus – Eating for Good Health
*February 19: Merancas Campus – Affordable Care Act
*February 19: Central Campus – Affordable Care Act
*March 18: Harper Campus – Affordable Care Act

Project Life: Are you the one?

Upcoming Event: Bone Marrow Donor Drive

For over thirty years, one of the best kept secrets in providing cures for cancer and diseases has been bone marrow donation and transplantation. In 1987, a federal mandate created the National Marrow Donor Program. The program had a simple, audacious goal: connecting volunteer donors with patients whose only chance for a cure was a bone marrow transplant.

CPCC has once again partnered with Project Life – a national program dedicated to finding and enlisting college students as potential donors for bone marrow and tissue transplants – to educate CPCC students, faculty and staff on the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor. Project Life began more than 20 years ago when a group of students at Davidson College started a grassroots movement to identify potential college students as donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry. Since then, thousands of individuals have participated, and the program has grown to include 10 other college campuses in North Carolina.

Make a difference this Valentine’s Day by visiting a bone marrow donor drive at one of the CPCC campuses. On the day of the donor drive, you will see students “typing” donors through a simple swab of the mouth – an easy and painless process that only takes ten minutes. Join these students next week in helping Project Life increase the odds of donor matches and successful donations. Our goal is to recruit 300 donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.

To learn more about the donation process and read answers to other frequently asked questions, please click here. If you are interested in reading stories from donors and survivors, please click here.

Join us in making a difference and saving lives by participating in one of the following donor drives at CPCC:

Tuesday, February 14

Cato Campus
9 am – 12 pm

Central Campus
9 am – 2 pm

Harper Campus
11 am – 2 pm

Harris Campus
10 am – 1 pm

Levine Campus
9 am – 2 pm

Merancas Campus
9 am – 12 pm

Project Life: What’s Your Type?

Upcoming Event: Bone Marrow Donor Drive

For over thirty years, one of the best kept secrets in providing cures for cancer and diseases has been bone marrow donation and transplantation. In 1987, a federal mandate created the National Marrow Donor Program. The program had a simple, audacious goal: connecting volunteer donors with patients whose only chance for a cure was a bone marrow transplant.

CPCC has partnered with Project Life – a national program dedicated to finding and enlisting college students as potential donors for bone marrow and tissue transplants – to educate CPCC students, faculty and staff on the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor. Project Life began more than 20 years ago when a group of students at Davidson College started a grassroots movement to identify potential college students as donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Since then, thousands of individuals have participated, and the program has grown to include 10 other college campuses in North Carolina. CPCC is proud to be included among these higher education institutions and to house the first active Project Life Chapter in the Charlotte metro area. The CPCC Chapter’s first official events are scheduled for this month, when it will host two separate donor drives to recruit at least 300 new donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry.

In preparation for these events, a group of 10 CPCC students have visited area campuses to host information tables and to garner interest in the student body. This dedicated group of individuals is comprised of students from the following health science programs: Cardiovascular Technology, Cytotechnology, Human Services, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab Assisting, and Physical Therapy Assisting. The student leadership team also helped coordinate a successful Lunch & Learn panel to educate the CPCC community about what is means to be a bone marrow donor.  On the days of the donor drives, you will see these same students “typing” donors through a simple swab of the mouth – an easy and painless process that only takes ten minutes. Join these students next week in helping Project Life increase the odds of donor matches and successful donations.

To learn more about the donation process and read answers to other frequently asked questions, please click here. If you are interested in reading stories from donors and survivors, please click here.

Join us in making a difference and saving lives by participating in one of the following donor drives at CPCC:

Tuesday, February 14
Central Campus
Overcash Lobby
9 AM – 2 PM

Thursday, February 16
Levine Campus
2nd Floor Foyer
9 AM – 2 PM