Relay For Life
Meetings are held twice every Tuesday at either 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. in the SGA Chambers. Every committee member is required to attend one of these meetings every week
- Responsibilities include organizing, tracking, and depositing all funds raised for all events.
- Will work with all the other committees to create budgets for each event.
- Also responsible for filling out all OSL money forms (vouchers, pro card request, co-sponsorship)
- Must attend Steering Committee meetings
- Time commitment in Fall is minimal and increases remarkably during the weeks preceding Relay and the night of.
- Must be organized, trustworthy, and familiar with Microsoft Excel and creating budgets
- Must manage our SABC budget throughout the year.
- Responsible to maintain and update our website, provided to us by the American Cancer Society, along with the UMSL CAC website.
- Work closely with all committees to make sure that everything is updated online .
- Answer all questions pertaining to the online website- bookkeeping, event management, team and participant management, etc.
- Plan new ways to use the website to get our participants excited about Relay
- Responsible for pulling regular reports on event statistics from the online database
- Ideally should be familiar with some web development, including programming languages, or would be willing to learn over the summer.
- Time commitment is year round; about 2-3 hours a week maintaining and updating the websites
- Time commitment is year round.
- Responsible for spreading the love of CAC and coordinate buzz about all events.
- Vital part in planning Paint the Campus Purple Week.
- Responsible for coming up with ice breakers for meetings and sending Birthday cards to committee members.
- Committee is perfect for individuals who want to get involved, but do not have the greatest time commitment available and enjoys meeting and talking to new people.
- Responsibilities include organizing information sessions, giving informative presentations to prospective teams, organizing and leading four team captain meetings, and serving as a contact person/mentor for all team captains.
- Time commitment is year round, but greater after Kick-Off. Time is spent recruiting teams and coordinating team captains and answering emails.
- In spite of the massive time commitment, team recruitment is an extremely rewarding committee as you have the privilege of working with motivated team captains and participants.
- Also helps in the recruitment of the CAC Committee in the fall.
- Recruitment is a place for motivated and outgoing people who aren’t afraid to reach out to the campus and community.
- Responsible for working the registration table at Relay For Life.
- Must be well connected to different groups of people, comfortable sending a lot of emails, and willing to meet new people in the UMSL community. Would also be helpful if in other organizations
|Campus Public Relations
- Responsibilities include designing fliers and table tents and posting the fliers to advertise for all events.
- Responsible for coming up with new and creative ideas to get the UMSL community informed and involved.
- Responsible for filling out the necessary OSL forms including art requests, campus postings, and table tent requests.
- Get postings approved from Residential Life and University Meadows to be hung in the residence halls.
- Keep campus posted on upcoming events through What’s Current, Wayne’s Watch, Get a Student Life, Campus Calendar, LED, and The U announcements.
- Must be creative and familiar with UMSL’s campus, but no graphic design experience needed.
- Time commitment is year round.
|Community Public Relations
- Responsible for updating all social media including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Also responsible for informing the community about all events through press releases to local media.
- Responsible for coming up with new and creative ways to get people involved.
- Time commitment is year round
- Must be creative, but no graphic design experience is needed.
- The Entertainment Committee is responsible for developing a schedule of entertainment for the night of the event by contacting performing groups, bands, acts, DJ's, etc. and working with Student Life to create contracts for performances.
- Work with Corporate Sponsorship to get prizes and rewards for winners/participants of activities.
- Work with logistics to reserve a space to have the events
- Work with Mission to incorporate Mission in all events.
- Time commitment is the greatest second semester, typically in January and February.
- Persistence, organization, and communication skills are necessary for this committee, and it is definitely enjoyable if you like talking to people, recruiting acts, and planning a night of great entertainment!
- Responsible for deciding the field layout, purchasing items for the event, and acting as a liaison between Colleges Against Cancer and the UMSL community (Fire Department, Campus Police, Athletic Complex, etc.)
- Position is geared toward someone who likes to be in charge, has good time management and people skills, and likes to help with event organization
- Time commitment is greater in the Spring Semester
- Logistics is a great committee to be on if you would like to have a lot of interaction with the other committees and help them address their needs.
- Responsible for reserving rooms/building/tables for meetings and events.
- Also, responsible for working with catering for any events.
- Works closely with Recruitment to contact team captains and make presentations at team captain meetings to encourage teams to fundraise.
- Create ideas that teams can implement on their own to raise money for Relay For Life.
- Assist teams with any supplies or information they need to follow through with their ideas.
- Larger time commitment second semester as more teams register. Assist teams with any supplies or information they need to follow through with their ideas.
- Plans fundraising events on campus throughout the year.
- Should be organized, enthusiastic, and creative!
- Responsible for raising monetary donations as well as in-kind donations to be used during all events.
- Time commitment is significant year-round.
- Collaborate with Entertainment and Survivorship to obtain donations to be raffled off, used as prizes, food for Survivor’s Dinner, drinks, etc.
- Should be outgoing, not afraid to ask for donations, and feel comfortable making “cold calls” and establishing and maintaining working relationships with many businesses.
- Money raised and donations acquired by the committee are essential as it helps to defray operating costs of the event.
- The ACS Mission Committee is responsible for educating the community about cancer and issues relating to cancer throughout the year.
- Responsible for promoting cancer awareness using creativity (eg. Table tents, flyers) with cancer facts and other educational information.
- Responsible for collaborating with the activities and entertainment committees to try to incorporate some cancer facts into the programs during the actual event. Sources of health information come from the American Cancer Society, and the Student Health and Wellness Center.
- Keep track of the activities of the Cancer Action Network (CAN) and update the campus community
- In charge of recruiting and registering people to be a member of ACS CAN.
- Time commitment significant year round.
- Organize and execute the Fight Back Ceremony at Relay For Life.
- Responsible for updating the ribbons each month on the Tree of Hope.
- Must be concerned about the health of the community, passionate about the mission, outgoing, creative, and willing to become familiar with all events to be a spokesperson for CAC.
- The luminaria committee is responsible for selling luminarias and organizing the luminaria ceremony.
- Implement the sales/decorating of luminarias at all events and keeping an updated list of names, as well as creating the PowerPoint for the Luminaria ceremony.
- The time commitment is flexible with the majority of the work being done second semester.
- This committee is a lot of fun and gives you an opportunity to plan one of the most important aspects of Relay!
- Committee members must be comfortable with writing and public speaking, as they will be creating and executing the Luminaria ceremony.
- The survivorship committee is responsible for inviting cancer survivors to participate in all events.
- Responsible for finding a survivor to speak for opening ceremony, organizing the survivor lap, the survivor dinner, and the survivor gifts.
- Coordinate with Corporate Sponsorship to obtain supplies, food, gifts, etc. for the Survivors’ Dinner.
- The evening of Relay, we are responsible for welcoming the survivors, getting them registered, and answering any questions they may have.
- Time commitment is year round.
- Survivorship maintains contact with past survivor participants, organizing opportunities at Hope Lodge, among other things.
- Committee members will be responsible for sending Birthday cards to all survivors.
- Committee members must be comfortable interacting with survivors, and reaching out and communicating with community members.
If you are interested in joining any of these committees, fill out the application and email to email@example.com, drop in Colleges Against Cancer's mailbox in Student Life or mail to
Colleges Against Cancer
One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121