One of the big hopes for this year is that we can grow our team training program. What this means is that we will be working together with all the teams to discuss and execute things like colloborative fund raising, have great team meetings, and overall team planning for the day of the event. A major factor in this is making sure that team captains are attending team captain meetings. So if your a team captain and / or co captain or know one, please make sure you remind them to attend and pick up as much information as possible.
This website will also be a resource for people who want to learn how to make their teams better for relay 2012. Please check in regularly and feel free to post comments or send emails with questions about specific things you might be concerned with. See some links below to information about Relay for Life training.
Written by Chris Gonzalez
I recently had a meeting with a local business owner who wanted to learn about becoming a sponsor. I got my hands on a sponsorship package and then got oonline to do some research. I thought that I was pretty well prepared but what a surpirse. Its important to ask for help in these types of situations, so i spoke eith our staff partner. I gor some pointers there and off I went.
One of the hardest part of trying to win over a sponser is conveying the message of what is Relay to someone. It's hard to put so any good things into a small paragraph or 5 minute speech. I found the following in some Relay for life documents on the web. It is available via our literature section.
Sponsorship Donation Ask
Would you be willing to join in the fight against cancer by becoming a sponsor for the Relay For Life of (event name)? This 24-hour celebration is a team event to fight cancer. Our Relay For Life will take place on (event dates) at (event locations). A highlight of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony on Saturday evening, a time to remember and honor loved ones that have faced cancer. Glow sticks or candles are placed in bags around the perimeter of the track, in honor or memory of cancer patients.
We invite you and your business to become a partner in making this a successful event. In exchange for your contribution you will receive a variety of benefits including recognition on our event T-shirt. Moreover, as a sponsor for the Relay, you will create an awareness of your commitment to our community and to the fight against cancer. Cancer touches everyone in some way. More than 75 percent of the American Cancer Society dollars are dedicated to research, support for cancer patients and their families, and public education.
A lot of it will fall into place once you start talkimg about it. So make sure you maintain a good pace and be as sincere as possible. Thanks for reading.
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