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Relay For Life

Relay for Life

Relay For LifeMVNU Event: April 5-April 6, 2013
6 p.m. Friday to Noon Saturday
The Prince Student Union at MVNU

The Goal: $10,000 and 24 teams!

MVNU Contacts:
Kassondra Reed (330) 614-4518


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How do I start a team or join a team?
What are team requirements?
Is there a minimum fundraising amount?
What is Relay For Life?
What happens at a Relay for Life event?
Why Relay?

How do I start or join a team?

Relay For Life TeamOnline: Go to MVNU's Relay For Life event page at's web site. Click "Sign Up" or "Donate" at the top and follow the steps.

NOTE: Your login information and your local event web site login information are for two different sites

Offline: Contact Kassondra Reed (see above for contact details).

What are the team requirements?
Team registration requires a $10 payment per team member and, as an MVNU group, we are asking that as a team you make a goal for each member to raise (e.g., $100/member). Money can be raised in different ways and there will be captain meetings/e-mails to discuss those ways.

Is there a minimum fundraising amount?
No. The American Cancer Society’s as well as MVNU’s recommendation is for each participant to set a personal goal to raise $100. If you raise more, that's great! If you do not raise $100, we still want you to participate. The only requirement to participate is the $10 registration/commitment fee due upon registration. After that, anything you can raise through individual, team, or online fundraising is graciously accepted.

If you are unable to participate in the Relay, we still welcome your financial contributions. Contact Kassondra (see contact info above) to learn more.

What is Relay For Life? 
A life-changing American Cancer Society event that gives communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Luminaria CeremonyWhat happens at Relay For Life event?
Each of the more than 4,800 Relays nationwide is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones, and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams of 8-15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags with the goal of keeping one person walking on the track at all times. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches--people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer.

Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back. There will also be food, entertainment, special guest speakers, music, and more.

Survivors' Lap
Relay starts with a Survivors' Lap – a inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony of Hope
After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease by with candle-lit luminaries bearing the name of a person touched by cancer.

Fight Back Ceremony
Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

Relay For Life WalkersWhy Relay?
Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience. At Relay, every person in the community has a chance to celebrate, remember, and fight back. And, every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of this worldwide movement to end cancer.

Everyone's reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You have a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. You can thank all the people who have done so much to support you through your personal cancer experience. And you can gather together with friends, family, and colleagues to laugh, cry, and create lasting memories.

No matter why you take part in Relay, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer–we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life. 


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