on November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm
November 11 is a day to honor and thank all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This Veterans Day, please take a moment to reach out to any veterans you know and thank them for their service to our country. As a veteran, I use this day to reflect on the sacrifices made by our service members, both personally and professionally. The day also serves as a chance for […]
2018 Spirit Of Relay Award Winners
on October 19, 2018 at 11:01 pm
We are excited to announce the 2018 Relay For Life Community Award winners! Congratulations to all the volunteers and staff for their dedication to these award-winning events – your service and commitment to the mission of the American Cancer Society ensures we will continue to attack cancer from every angle. The Spirit of Relay Awards honor and recognize those who have gone […]
Did you miss RELAY TALK on Facebook? Catch up with these recordings!
on September 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm
At the end of August, our volunteer leadership published a series of short videos on our Event Leadership Team Facebook page for our next edition of RELAY TALK. Lots of great content was shared around Relay Relationship, Revenue, and Relevancy in your communities! Topics ranged from CPS-3 updates and HPV campaign, to fall campaign prep and chats with top performing Relay For […]
Get your local event ready for the October Fall Retention Campaign! Check out the cool prize!
on August 31, 2018 at 1:47 pm
The 2018 Fall Retention Campaign is ready! Check out volunteers Nan Jenkins and Anne Archer roll out the campaign! Find all the assets you need to implement this campaign locally, available for download HERE!Posted by RelayConnect_AdminAug 31, 2018 10:47 am […]
Voices of Hope nominations now being accepted.
on August 20, 2018 at 4:31 pm
The Voices of Hope National Network is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting nominations for the fall training class. Some of you are thinking, “Great! I know someone who would make a great Voice of Hope!” and some of you may be thinking, “What’s a Voice of Hope, and how do I nominate someone?”About Us Voices of Hope began in Texas in 2005 as the Heroes […]
Relay For Life of Puerto Rico's Estudiantil Metro
by Alyssa Columbus on July 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm
Being hit by a hurricane was by far the biggest scenario our island had to overcome in 2017. The days after September 20, 2017 were uncertain but mostly full of hope. Every community gathered to make the best of what was left after the storm. We, as a non-profit organization, did our best to continue not just the fight against cancer, but to demonstrate the importance of working as a team to […]
Plot Your Event On Our Global Map!
on July 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm
Hey Relayers! In conjunction with our global RFL partners, check out this new interactive RFL map! Take a moment, plot your local RFL event, and explore Relays worldwide. Find out what makes each partner nation unique, and what unites us all as Relayers! Posted by RelayConnect_AdminJul 16, 2018 11:31 am […]
American Cancer Society Mourns the Death of Volunteer Pat Flynn
on July 8, 2018 at 2:43 am
Statement from Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer Society: Today, the American Cancer Society and the cancer world lost a true hero, Pat Flynn, a volunteer who worked tirelessly to change the face of cancer forever. Her life’s legacy includes 3 children, 15 grandchildren, and a cancer-fighting footprint of over 2,500 fundraising events in 30 countries, with 1.3 million participants. Pat […]
Introducing Schools Vs Cancer!
on July 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm
There’s something magical about a new school year and the initial crunch of the spine opening on a composition notebook or the click of a new pen as the ink hits the paper for the first time. Well, with the wave of a magic wand (and a lot of dedication), our new Schools vs Cancer program has arrived!Schools vs Cancer replaces what we previously knew as Relay Recess and Relay Field Day. […]
Volunteering at Hope Lodges
by Alyssa Columbus on July 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm
During college, I was actively involved in Relay For Life. My mother was a breast cancer survivor who took over leadership of our small town's Relay For Life committee and I too became very involved in the event. I acted as various roles on the committee and was also a team captain of a Relay For Life team. Having seen my mother's battle with cancer first-hand, I absolutely loved being a part of […]
Gear Up For The Fight Against Cancer!
on June 28, 2018 at 6:09 pm
Show your team spirit! Choose from pre-designed t-shirts that unite your team and raise funds. Let us help you with your team uniform this season or next! Choose from a variety of pre-designed t-shirts that unite your team, company, or group. Profit from each sale helps fund resources, services, and support to help us beat cancer in our community – so it’s a win-win! Shop […]
Relay Talk, from the Relay For Life of Greater Niagara!
on June 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm
This past weekend, volunteers from our Nationwide Relay Leadership Team cashed in their personal frequent flier miles and met up on their own time at the Relay For Life of Greater Niagara in New York. While they were there, they filmed the latest edition of #RelayTalk, focusing on relationships, revenue, and relevance for Relay For Life events! Check out their awesome […]
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on May 30, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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RFL: Florida International University and ACS CAN
by Alyssa Columbus on April 6, 2018 at 3:21 pm
Guest Blog: Florida International UniversityRecently, the Relay For Life of Florida International University had a record number of signups for ACS CAN memberships. Read about how Michelle Juarez, the Logistics Director of FIU RFL, and her team accomplished this record, and take some ideas back to your event! 1. How did […]
RFL Training Plan: Love Letters to Graduating Seniors
by Alyssa Columbus on April 5, 2018 at 11:05 am
*sentimental music* Dear Seniors,Please don’t leave us. We don’t know what the Relay movement on our campus is like without you. You’ve been with us every step up of the way, encouraging us, guiding us, answering our ten million questions, and trying to pass down your four years of wisdom at the same time. […]
RFL Training Plan: Transition
by Lauryn Kennedy on April 4, 2018 at 1:06 pm
There are a couple life changes where large numbers of amazing Relay For Life participants stop volunteering for the American Cancer Society. One, is the transition from high school to college. Some people think that there won’t be enough time to continue volunteering for the American Cancer Society, while some say that they want to explore other volunteering opportunities in […]
RFL Training Plan: Succession Planning
by Lauryn Kennedy on April 2, 2018 at 1:05 pm
How did we get from this man there to this cute grandma here? A SUCCESSION PLAN!!!A solid succession plan works to make sure that the work you’re doing this year lasts for hundreds of years (okay, maybe a little less than that) after this one event. One problem a lot of campuses face is tied to the nature of being a campus event: graduation. […]
RFL Training Plan: Event Planning Resource
by Alyssa Columbus on March 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm
The day of your Relay For Life event can be stressful while you try to pull everything together to make it a great event.Check out this event planning worksheet to help you keep track of all the planning for activities and ceremonies on Relay day! […]
RFL Training Plan: Recognition
by Alyssa Columbus on March 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm
It’s easy to wrap up your fundraising season after your event, calculating final fundraising numbers and updating leaderboards. Forgetting to plan for the next fundraising season immediately is a common oversight. However, by thanking all of your donors, like big corporate sponsors, or recognizing smaller donations from friends and family, we can ensure future support and donations. […]
RFL Training Plan: Digital Fundraising
by Lauryn Kennedy on March 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm
What do you do when you find out that using your online Relay For Life dashboard and the FUNdraising app on your phone are super effective ways of fundraising? […]