Are You Determined to find a Cure for Cancer? Then we could use your help in Menlo Park
American Cancer Society - Relay For Life
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Are you Determined to find a cure for cancer? Or Passionate about honoring those battling cancer? Maybe you are Caring like all of our volunteers!
If any of these sound like you or someone you know, we are looking for you!
Menlo Park Fights Cancer! - American Cancer Society Relay For Life
We are in need of volunteers with leadership qualities, a desire to change the world and a passionate dislike of cancer.
This opportunity is a for someone who is hands on, who wants more than a 1-day gig passing out water to runners and wants to find that cure for cancer. Relay For Life is planned, manned and produced by an Event Leadership Team of volunteers from Menlo Park. We invest in our volunteers through group training and 1-on-1 coaching from an American Cancer Society staff member. As the single largest fundraising event in the world, you get to be part of something pretty spectacular; it is truly a global movement. No experience necessary, however, a go-getter attitude is essential!
The Event Leadership Team is divided into 3 areas: People, Experience and Fund the Cure.
Strengths or Areas of Interest:
People Team: Get people to the event and help them be awesome!
- Enjoy meeting new people
- Enjoy talking with and getting to know new people
- Enjoy mentoring, teaching, and/or coaching
- Interested in making a significant impact in people’s lives
- Relationship Oriented
- Passionate about cancer survivors & caregivers
- Background/interest in Sales/Recruitment
Experience Team: Make the event FUN!
- Enjoy logistics and/or planning
- Enjoy being creative!
- Like planning and running activities, games and entertainment
- Like making people smile and feel appreciated
- Background/interest in Marketing/Promotion
- Experience planning events of any kind
Fund the Cure Team: Make a bigger impact on the fight against cancer!
- Enjoy making an impact in the dollars helping fund research and services
- Enjoy fundraising and aren’t afraid to ask for donations
- Passionate about making cancer education fun!
- Passionate about growing the number of lives saved from cancer
- Business oriented
- Background/interest in Sales/Recruitment
So...at this point you may be wondering...WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE?
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. This community event is held on a local high school track or park and consists of inspiring ceremonies, activities and fun, and teams of friends, families, and co-workers coming together to finish the fight against cancer! The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer - just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement's true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.
Commitment requires regular check ins with your team lead and/or ACS staff member (in person, over the phone or via email) during Relay Season (January-August depending on event) and 2-3 hours a week of additional volunteer efforts. Schedule of work is up to you. For more information on Relay For Life and/or the American Cancer Society, please visit www.relayforlife.org/menloparkca.
About American Cancer Society - Relay For Life
7000 Village Parkway, Suite E, Dublin, CA 94568, US
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in 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. This is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and the largest community activity of its kind. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, field, or fairground 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. Relays are 24-hour overnight events to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps.