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. 

2019 Materials 


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. 
Here is everything you need to promote advocacy and ACS CAN at your Relay For Life or other events kick-off events. 

ACS CAN KIckoff Script 
Read it word-for-word or make it your own.  This script will make it easy for you to promote advocacy and ACS CAN at your kick-off events. 

ACS CAN Membership Ask Roadmap
Use this suggested ‘map’ to guide your ACS CAN membership pitch.


ACS CAN KIckoff Checklist
This check list is a quick reference to ensure that you have advocacy incorporated into your event kick-off.
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.  
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. 
Petition drive are a fun and easy way to engage team captains, kick-off attendees, committee members and Relay For Life participants. You can show support for ACS CAN’s campaign to increase medical research at the National Cancer Institutes with this petition activity. Follow the steps below to make the most of your petition activity.
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.
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. 
ACS CAN Empower Hour Tip Sheet 
 We are encouraging folks to host an ACS CAN Empower Hour at their events in 2019.  Getting up from behind the table and working the crowd is a proven strategy for membership recruitment success as well as finding petition action takers. Use these tips and DJ announcements to host your events ACS CAN Empower Hour.  
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 at Relay For Life to write their reason for supporting cancer research funding. Take a picture and post on social media using #ACSCAN 

Empower Hour Social Media Content 
Use these draft post to post your photo activity or other ACS CAN related content on social media during the ACS CAN Empower Hour at Relay For Life. 

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. 


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

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. 


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. 


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.  
Picture-A-Cure Social Media Activity
This tip sheet will help you utilize your day of Relay selfie station for legislative action!
Bicycle Metaphor
A fun and interesting way to explain how ACS and ACS CAN work together!