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  • 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 […]

  • Meet the National Leadership Team: Co-Leads Melissa Park and Steve Bell
    on June 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Our new Nationwide Relay Leadership Team Co-Chairs, Steve Bell and Melissa Park, unite different styles, strengths and Relay For Life history to help lead our volunteer movement forward. Their combined thirty years of Relay For Life history has included varied experience and great leadership lessons. Steve, a cancer survivor, joined the Relay For Life movement 20 years ago as a way to keep […]

  • ERROR WHILE FETCHING "American Cancer Society Relay For Life"
    on May 30, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    There could be a temporary error (if so, retry later). Or the page simply does not exist anymor […]

  • Reach Your Goal Faster With Facebook Fundraisers
    on May 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Sharing your dedication with as many people as possible is such an integral part of raising more money to attack cancer. That’s why we want to let you know that the new Facebook Fundraisers makes raising money easier than ever. Here’s how to get started: 1. Go to your Relay For Life dashboard. 2. Connect your Relay For Life fundraising to Facebook. 3. Invite Facebook friends to donate […]

  • Applications For Spirit Of Relay Awards Now Accepted Through Aug 31!
    on May 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    The Spirit of Relay Awards honor and recognize those who have gone above and beyond to help the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer through the Relay For Life movement. From engaging survivors or an entire school community, to promoting your event or creating an event experience to remember, we are better because of the passion and determination you bring to […]

  • Follow the Dollar Tour Episode 7 - Road to Recovery
    on May 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Hear first hand how your donor dollars are making a difference in the lives of cancer patients in this latest stop on the Follow the Dollar Tour! Visit with an American Cancer Society Road to Recovery driver and patient in this short video. Be sure to share it with your teams, committees, and especially your donors!     Posted by RelayConnect_AdminMay 3, 2018 10:37 am […]

  • Relay For Life team in small Missouri town achieves the $1 million fundraising mark!
    on May 2, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    A Relay For Life team's annual Spring Fling fundraiser in Marion County, Missouri, is always a popular community event, but this year was special. This was the year the 18-year-old Flower Children team hit the $1 million fundraising mark, generating a lot of local media coverage. Mike spoke briefly prior to the live auction, and he introduced Rhonda Dodd, who inspired the audience by talking […]

  • A Message From Sharon Byers, Chief Development Office Of The Society
    on April 24, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    LEADERSHIP MESSAGE FROM SHARON BYERS There is no doubt that all of us at the ACS, staff and volunteers alike, consider Relay For Life to be one of the most amazing movements in fundraising today. I am happy to share that in the nonprofit fundraising industry, the rest of the world recognizes that as well, as Relay For Life tops the Peer to Peer Fundraising Top Thirty again this […]

  • National volunteer Week
    on April 20, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Volunteers are at the heart of all we do at the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life has over 2 million people participating in our events nationwide. Can you imagine how many volunteers it must take to support that many events? You don’t need to do the math to know that it’s a lot.   To honor National Volunteer Week, we just wanted to say thank you to all our volunteers for […]

  • Campus Co-Leads Want An End To Cancer
    on April 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Tristen Caudle and Mike Jean, Relay For Life campus co-leads, share a vision of bringing an end to cancer.   Both also have grandmothers as inspiration for getting them started with Relay For Life.  When Tristen was in high school, his family learned that a grandmother in Oklahoma had just been diagnosed with cancer. His parents left on a Friday after hearing; by Sunday she […]

  • 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. […]

  • Let's give away our final two air couches for Spring Into Action!
    on March 29, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Without further ado....here are the winners for the  best "Spring Into Action" photo and best fundraising idea posted to Relay Connect!   Congrats to our winners!Best "Spring Into Action" Image on Facebook Shared by Tim La Vergne of Relayer Teagan from the RFL of Fannin County, TX   Best Fundraising Idea Submitted on Relay Connect Hooping For A Cure Submitted by user […]

  • 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? […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Team Fundraising
    by Lauryn Kennedy on February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This blog is going to dive into the benefits of team fundraising from a few different perspectives.  From a ELT member's perspective: Team fundraisers benefit ELT members in many ways. First and foremost, it's an extra boost in fundraising with minimal work from your leadership team. A win win in my eyes, less work but more money! Additionally, team fundraisers will create greater […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Leadership Under Pressure
    by Lauryn Kennedy on February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Just a few short months ago I was in your shoes - managing a Relay For Life to-do list of about 34 million tasks, struggling to maintain my other commitments like school and work, and steadily losing the interest of my ELT. There’s a lot of pressure on you as a leader - get everything done, do it well, and do it on time. It’s nearly impossible to be successful - key word nearly. […]

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