ACS CAN at Relay for Life Materials


Photo of Relay for Life volunteerThank you for helping us integrate our advocacy work into your local Relay For Life or other events.  These materials should give you all the tools you need to make your work a huge success. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your staff partner if you have any questions or additional needs. 

And, of course, thank you for all you do to help end suffering and death from cancer. 

2020 Materials 

Virtual Relay For Life Resources:

Your community can help us virtually take action, share your story, and fight cancer with these materials desigend just for virtual Relay For Life events! 

Event Advocacy Guidebook  

All of the answers are in here.  How do I mobilize volunteers at American Cancer Society Events? What are the criteria for CAN Clubs? Why do we support more cancer research funding?  The Guidebook is your one-stop-shop for all of the answers. 
Petitions, banners, membership forms, stickers – it’s all here.  Use this catalog to determine which great ACS CAN items to take with you to your Relay For Life or other events. 
ACS CAN Story Zone- How to Share
This one pager will help participants willing to share their story focus in on what is important. 
ACS CAN Story Zone Set Up Instructions 
 We are encouraging event participants to share their story in 2020. Use these instructions to help you set up an effective story collection effort. 
ACS CAN Story Hour Story Collection Form 
We are encouraging story sharing by texting STORY to 40649 but if you need a paper form to collect use this one. 

ACS CAN Story Hour Call to Action 
Read it word-for-word or make it your own.  This call to action will make it easy for you to promote the Story Zone at ACS events. 

ACS CAN Story Zone DJ Announcements 
ASk the DJ or MC to share these annoucnemetnst ot help rpmote the ACS CAN Story Zone at events. 

Use this form to collect membership information when someone joins ACS CAN. They can pay for their membership with a credit card, check or cash.  
It’s time to show off at your Relay event! This fun recognition program rewards the volunteers and events that do a great job recruiting new ACS CAN members. 
Lawmakers need to hear from Relayers!  Help your fellow volunteers make their voice heard by sharing this petition at your event.  We need Congress to support increased funding for cancer research.
Social Media Sign 
Social Media Signs are designed to make it easy for everyone to show they support cancer research. Download and print this sign. Ask folks to share their story. After they are done, take a picture with this sign and share using #ACSCAN. 


Event Activites
Looking to add some advocacy related activities to your event schedule? Check out these activities that help folks understand our legislative priorities at Relay For Life. 

Bicycle Metaphor
A fun and interesting way to explain how ACS and ACS CAN work together!

Yes, we did that!  This infographic is a great way to show people how our advocacy work is helping end suffering and death from cancer. 


Volunteers will be amazed at the impact their membership can have.  Use this flyer to show them all they can for just the price of a movie ticket. 

ACS FUNdraising App Instructions
Follow these easy steps to sign up for ACS CAN on the ACS FUNdraising app!

This one-hour interactive training is highly encouraged for all volunteers who take on the role of ACS CAN Lead for their Relay For Life event.  
This is why we all work so hard.  Share this great video with your fellow Relay For Life committee chairs to help them understand the importance and impact of our advocacy work.