Advocacy Leadership - Relay For Life of West Anne Arundel County

Cause Areas


Wed Aug 10, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017


1001 Annapolis RoadGambrills, MD 21054


As the lead of our advocacy committee for the Relay For Life of West Anne Arundel County, your primary responsibilities are to educate Relayers about legislative efforts aimed to eradicate cancer and to recruit a grass roots army of advocacy volunteers.


* Work with the Event Lead and ACS Staff Partner to identify, recruit, and train additional Advocacy sub-committee member(s) to help you achieve advocacy goals as needed.

* Develop, communicate, and implement strategies to increase awareness about cancerrelated legislative priorities and to recruit American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) members.

* Coordinate, prepare for, and implement regular Advocacy sub-committee meetings to activate your plan, share progress, and exchange ideas. And, communicate regularly with each Advocacy committee member on an individual basis to learn about progress they have made, to help them solve problems, to ensure they are following through on their commitments, and to thank them for the work they are doing.

* Become familiar with ACS CAN’s legislative priorities, be able to clearly articulate the benefits of becoming a member of ACS CAN, and be sure that all committee members and team captains can do the same.

* Work with ACS staff and fellow committee chairs/members to ensure that advocacy education, action alerts, celebrations, and member recruitment is part of kick-offs, team captain meetings/rallies, fundraising trainings, bank nights/days, and wrap-up meetings.

* Work with the Ceremonies Chair to ensure that education, action alerts, celebrations, and member recruitment, and member recognition is part of the Relay For Life ceremonies.

* Work with the Survivor & Caregiver Chair to ensure that survivors and caregivers have an opportunity to learn about legislative priorities and have an opportunity to fight back by becoming an ACS CAN member.

* Work with the Survivor & Caregiver Chair to ensure special legislative guests have an opportunity to hear from survivors and caregivers about what legislation important to them.

* Work with ACS staff to track ACS CAN membership forms/fees.

* Send thank you letters to elected officials who attended the event.

* Thank and recognize Advocacy sub-committee members in person and in writing for their time and effort.


  • Program Management
  • Networking
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Group Facilitation
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • varies depending on time of year

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