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  • Let's cheer on our Campus Events as they FUND THE MISSION this week!
    on February 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    It’s time to Fund The Mission! For the last few years, the National Campus Leadership Team has hosted a 72-hour fundraising challenge for campus Relay For Life events. The challenge has grown annually and 2018 promises to be another great year. 2018 brings the Fund The Mission Fundraising Frenzy with a new goal, new prizes, and a portfolio of assets to promote the online fundraising […]

  • Save The Date! More funds = More FIGHT!
    on February 15, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    It's getting to be time....time when our fundraising efforts for Relay For Life really start to kick into high gear. So we wanted to give you a heads up!  Our Nationwide March Individual Fundraising Challenge will be taking place March 12-25.    There will be lots of prizes for fundraising, and for TALKING about fundraising too!   We know that everyone has an angle for […]

  • Relay Talk Broadcast Recording - Have You Seen It?
    on February 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Recently, our Nationwide Relay Leadership Team put together a Relay Talk Broadcast exclusively for our core 4 Event Leadership Team members nationwide. Well....the content was SO GOOD and SO RELEVANT to everyone that we wanted to share the recording with you! If you are a member of your local Event Leadership Team, or simply someone interested in knowing more about what's going on with Relay For […]

  • 29,524!
    on February 1, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    29,524!That is how many Relayers registered last week during the Plus One Registration Challenge!  How awesome is that!   OK, now on to the part you are are really here to see!   Below are the top 12 events nationwide, all who earned a giant inflatable RFL Chair!   Also, congrats to the Relay For Life of Knott County, KY and the Relay For Life of Dougherty Valley […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Follow the Dollar Tour Episode 5: ACS Funded Research
    on January 30, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Posted by RelayConnect_AdminJan 30, 2018 11:29 am […]

  • Who will be your +One?
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Cancer doesn’t fight fair. Why should we? Help us gain the advantage by recruiting at least one person to register for your team during our nationwide Relay For Life registration challenge this week! Since you’ve already registered, your next step is simple… start inviting friends and family to join your team!  Invite more people to join you in the fight against cancer. […]

  • Top 5 Podcast Episodes Of 2017
    on January 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It's been almost 6 months since our volunteers launched the "Around the Track", the Relay For Life Podcast!  Since then, there have been almost 30 episodes recorded and shared, with conversations ranging from discussions about the global vision of the American Cancer Society wtih CEO Gary Reedy, to chats with top team captains just like you! If you haven't had a chance yet to check out the […]

  • Get Ready For Next Week's Nationwide Recruitment Challenge!
    on January 17, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Cancer doesn’t fight fair. Why should we? Let’s gain the advantage by doubling the number of people registered nationwide on Relay For Life teams in one week. Join us for the January registration challenge running Monday, 1/22/18 through Sunday, 1/28/18.Let's talk PRIZES! • The Top 12 Relay For Life events nationwide with the largest percentage growth of participants […]

  • How to Recruit Relay For Life Teams in Schools
    on January 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Looking for ways to recruit Relay For Life teams from your local schools? Did you know that most high schools have leadership classes and/or student organizations ready to make an impact in their communities? Consider reaching out to a leadership class to see how they may want to get involved with your local event. Let's elaborate… Student organizations like the National Honor Society, Key […]

  • American Cancer Society FUNdraising App
    by American Cancer Society on January 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm


  • RFL Training Plan: Finding $0 Participants
    by Lauryn Kennedy on January 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Each year on your campus before Relay season, a group of heroes gets together and talks about the plan for the coming year. What do we change this year? How do we fundraise more for the American Cancer Society? Every year, a group of zeroes shows up sometime around the event, pays the registration fee and enjoys the awesome event experience you’ve spent so much time creating. I call […]

  • Top 10 Cancer News Stories Of 2017
    on January 5, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Our colleagues who write for cancer.org work hard every day to bring the public the latest news and information about cancer topics. They monitor scientific journal articles, government health and cancer reports, and studies from our own American Cancer Society researchers to deliver the news people need about ways to lower their risk from cancer, and ways to cope with the […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Accessible Fundraising
    by Lauryn Kennedy on January 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Does your general participant have everything they need to fundraise? Let’s check! Do they have a set personal fundraising goal for the year? Do they know how to use their dashboard correctly? Do they know how to ask for donations through social media and email? Do they have personal fundraising tactics (i.e. selling t-shirts)?&nbs […]

  • 33. FUNDRAISING FRIDAY: Sponsorship Q&A
    by American Cancer Society on December 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    For our last 2017 episode, we did another Fundraising Q&A, and this week's question comes from Alex Kaiser, who asked for some tips on sponsorship! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, leave a rating, and binge listen over winter break! Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.&nbs […]

  • 32. Being Fit for Purpose with Julie Brickner
    by American Cancer Society on December 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Julie Brickner, who is the Managing Director of Relay For Life Constituent Engagement, joined us to talk about the changes that were recently made and why they were important to supporting the mission of ACS.  Thanks for listening! You can contact us at [email protected] Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.&nbs […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Make it Fun
    by Lauryn Kennedy on December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    It’s important to keep this in mind when planning your event to ensure everyone has a super fun, memorable and meaningful night. Here are 4 ideas to make your Relay event fun for all audiences: […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Make it Meaningful
    by Lauryn Kennedy on December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Have you noticed a lack of diversity within your campus Relay? While unintentional, if you look through your lists of past and present participants, you might notice that certain populations are very well represented while others are not at all. Notice who comes to Relay and more importantly, who does not.&nbs […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Make it New
    by Lauryn Kennedy on December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Change is inevitable. But change can also be really, really good. After a conclusion of a Relay season, you should debrief and find things to change. Maybe this was your best event in recent years (congrats!), but there is always something to improve. This change may be something behind the scenes like your committee structure or more external like your entertainment.&nbs […]

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