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Relay For Life

About Relay For Life

Why NFDA Relays

Join NFDA's National Relay Team

Other Ways to Support Relay For Life

Promotional Materials From NFDA

Track the Progress of the NFDA's National Team

Additional Resources

NFDA Staff Contacts

 


 

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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.


Why NFDA Relays

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.

 

Join NFDA's National Relay Team

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Choose the Relay event in which you want to participate.
  3. Click on the "Sign Up" button at the top of the page; then click "Start a Team."
  4. On the first screen, you'll choose your team name.
    • After choosing your team name, insure your team is affiliated with the NFDA National Relay Team by choosing "National Funeral Directors Association" in the "Team Company/Organization" dropdown menu.
  5. Click "Next Step" to proceed with the registration process.

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.

Other Ways to Support Relay For Life

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.


Promotional Materials From NFDA

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

 

  • News Release Template (PDF)
  • Ad Slick (color)(PDF)
  • Ad Slick (black and white) (PDF)
  • relay_bannerBanner: If your funeral home's team is affiliated with the NFDA Relay For Life National Team you can request a special banner to promote your affiliation with the NFDA Team. The 72" x 18" vinyl banner has the NFDA and American Cancer Society logos can be displayed outside the funeral home, at Relay fundraising events or at the team's Relay For Life campsite. Banner supplies are limited and will be sent out on a first-come, first-served basis to team captains that request them. Please contact Jessica Koth (800-228-6332 or jkoth@nfda.org) to request your banner. Teams that received an NFDA Relay For Life banner in previous years are encouraged to reuse their banners; the design has not changed for 2011.

 

 

Track the Progress of the NFDA's National Relay For Life Team

Top Teams

Top Individual Fundraisers

Note: The top teams and top individual fundraisers may reflect donations collected online and may not reflect offline pledges and donations.


Additional Resources

Team Captain Toolkit


The "ABC's" of Fundraising


How Your Fundraising Makes a Difference


2010 Relay Facts and Figures


Learn more about NFDA's partnership with the American Cancer Society: www.nfda.org/cancer

 

NFDA Staff Contact

Jessica Koth: jkoth@nfda.org or 800-228-6332