About Relay For Life
Relay For Life is the world's largest movement to end cancer. It brings together 3.5 million people each year in communities across the country to raise awareness and much-needed funds that enable the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. Relay events unite communities to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against this disease. Teams of people camp out at local schools, parks, or fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Symbolizing the 24/7 battle that cancer patients fight, Relay events are held overnight.
Participating in the Relay For Life National Team Program is an extension of NFDA's long-standing partnership with the American Cancer Society. This alliance was created to assist NFDA members in educating the public about cancer prevention and to help families find the necessary support during their time of need. NFDA has pledged to recruit at least 50 teams to take part in the thousands of Relay For Life events that take place throughout the country. Together, we can celebrate those who have claimed victory over cancer, remember those who have lost the battle and fight back to put an end to the disease.
NFDA has joined other organizations in making a nationwide commitment to save lives from cancer. We're proud of the contribution our members make in their local communities, and we want to support those who are fighting back – whether it's as a survivor, a caregiver, or someone who just wants to help eradicate this disease by forming a team, participating as a team member, or by volunteering on a Relay committee.
You have already taken the first step in forming a Relay team by visiting this page! Complete your team registration by following these simple instructions:
Once you are registered as a "Team Captain," you will have access to a host of tools and information to help you recruit team members (e.g., funeral home staff, family) and start raising funds.
If you're not able to enroll your own team and actively participate, you can still get involved. Consider making a financial donation in support of teams walking in your town. You can also serve as an event sponsor or volunteer and gain public exposure for being associated with an event of major community and national importance.
Visit the Relay For Life website, www.relayforlife.org. Use the "Find Local Events" in the upper-right corner of the page to find a Relay event in your area. Choose the Relay event you wish to support and reach out to your local event organizers for information about opportunities to get involved.
To help promote your local Relay efforts, NFDA will provide you with a customizable news release and ad slick that will allow your community to see your funeral home's contribution in the fight against cancer. Promotional materials require NFDA member log in
Note: The top teams and top individual fundraisers may reflect donations collected online and may not reflect offline pledges and donations.
Learn more about NFDA's partnership with the American Cancer Society: www.nfda.org/cancer
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