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The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to join the planning team for Relay For Life of Baton Rouge.
Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. The power of Relay allows a community to remember those lost to cancer and to celebrate those who have survived. For the newly diagnosed, Relay offers an opportunity to meet others who have survived the same type of cancer. For the cancer patient in treatment, Relay offers the opportunity to share experiences with others. For the long-term survivor, Relay brings recognition that the community cares about their struggle and closure to a trying time in life.
The Relay for Life Event Leadership Team plans all year for the event and helps Relay for Life teams fundraise all year long. The fundraising efforts culminate in a community-wide celebration in April with a music festival. Volunteers help with any thing from securing entertainment for the big event to recruiting teams. We are looking for volunteers who are dedicated, passionate, connected in the community, or have experience with fundraising or event planning. We would love to speak with you more to discuss how you can use your skills to help make the Relay for Life event a success.