As a long-standing tradition, it is with pleasure and appreciation that we recognize the efforts and accomplishments of individuals and communities who help fuel the mission of the American Cancer Society through the Relay For Life movement. Recognition is not just “a good thing to do,” it is a critical component in how we acknowledge, value, and thank our volunteers for their time and commitment to making a difference. Relay For Life volunteers play a key role in making this cancer’s last century.
While no award can adequately recognize all that Relay For Life volunteers achieve in their efforts to eliminate cancer, the Society offers the Relay For Life Nationwide Awards and Recognition Program as a tribute to some of the nation’s most outstanding participants.
Awarded to communities that show growth, retention, Relay For Life branding, diversity, and leadership in incorporating the 5Ds within Relay events and throughout the year.
Awarded to the top three events recognized by the nationwide Relay For Life Marketing and Communications Leadership Committee as demonstrating the best use of the e-revenue/communications tool and/or RelayForLife.org for online communication.
Awarded to community, collegiate, and youth events that demonstrate successful practices and innovations in supporting the Society’s mission and 2015 goals in the areas of mission delivery, advocacy, survivor/caregiver engagement, and youth involvement.
Awarded to Global Communities that demonstrate successful practices in supporting and impacting the global fight against cancer in the areas of mission delivery, advocacy, survivor/caregiver engagement, and youth involvement.
Awarded to one event in each division that had an outstanding or extraordinary year, has overcome unforeseen circumstances, continues to grow but does not qualify for an award, has longevity but hasn’t won an award, or has special circumstances warranting recognition. The winners of this award are at the selection and discretion of the Division (as applicable).
These awards are based on the national reporting database. All events that qualify are recognized and presented with awards, based on achievements.
After downloading and completing your application, work with your local staff partner to email the application to the appropriate representative in your Division. Each Division will nominate finalists to be considered for the National awards.
National Relay For Life Awards Program Manager: Toni Williams