What is Relay For Life?
The Relay For Life event consists of teams of up to 15 people spending
12-24 hours overnight together to raise money to fight cancer. The
objective is to have at least one member of each team walking or
running around a track for the entire event. Most of your time will be
spent enjoying the company of friends, family, and co-workers. There
will be food, drinks, and music provided.
How much money is raised?
team member should set a goal to raise a minimum of $100 including
their $10 registration fee. By following some of our fundraising ideas,
we believe each team member can raise substantially more than $100.
We have set a goal to raise $100,000 for our 2012 relay. We believe
this goal is easily attainable; however, we need you to do your part.
When we reach our goal, UNI will easily be one of the best college
Relays in the Nation.
What is the money used for?
are used to support research, education, patient services and community
services. Learn more at our American Cancer Society link on our home
Who can form a team?
who can gather 8 to 15 people is welcome. Each team should select their
Captain and submit the registration form. Click here to go to Organizing A Team.
Can you add team members to your team after you have already registered?
Yes you can. We strongly encourage you to recruit new team members up
until the day of the Relay. However, our goal is to have everyone
registered and have paid the $10 registration fee and $100 for a
t-shirt by March 5th.
Do I have to walk the entire night?
Teams of 8-15 people are formed to allow a rotation in who walks
throughout the night. It is up to teams to decide on a rotation.
What is the registration fee?
There is a $10 registration fee. However, we strongly encourage every
member to raise a minimum of $100. For participants who would like
t-shirts, they must raise at least $100.
Is there a registration deadline?
would like everyone to be registered online by March 5th. We want the
teams to register as soon as they have 8-15 people on a team and
all teams have to register online. View the calendar of events for important dates.
Who are checks made out to?
Checks are made out to the American Cancer Society.
When is money due?
You can turn in your money at any of our three bank nights (for more
information see two questions below), as well as the night of the
Relay. For participants who would like t-shirts, you must turn in your
$100 and a t-shirt size at the second bank night.
When should I give a donor a receipt?
donations to our Relay are tax deductible. Ask your team captain
for receipts if one is needed. Receipts are not necessary with
online or check donations unless requested because the online receipt
or check stub is sufficient. Receipts can be given for cash
donations if the donor wishes to use the donation tax write-off, but
they're not necessary.
What is Bank Night?
will be three bank nights. The first will be in February, the second
bank night will be in march, and the third will be in April. All
donations collected up to each date are to be turned in. Money will
still be collected the night of the Relay. We have bank nights to
reduce the amount of money at the event. It is very important for all
team captains or a team representative to attend!
What if I cannot make it to a meeting?
Send a teammate in your place. It is very important to attend the team captain meetings and especially bank night!
What is the Survivor Lap?
will have a Survivor Lap at approximately 6:30 P.M. on Friday. All
cancer survivors are welcome, from those who are now cancer-free to
those who are undergoing treatment. If you have been diagnosed with
cancer, you are a survivor each and every day! Please talk to all
survivors to let them know that the American Cancer Society and our UNI
Relay participants would like to honor them at our ceremonies. For more
information about walking in the Cancer Survivor's Victory Lap, click here.
What is the Luminaria Ceremony?
We will have a Luminaria ceremony at approximately 8:00pm on Friday.
Each Luminaria is lit in honor of someone who survived cancer, for
someone who is currently fighting cancer, or in memory of someone who
has courageously lost the battle. Their names are prominently displayed
on the bags. As the participants walk or run throughout the night, the
Luminarias remind and inspire them that the fight against cancer is
about real people in their community. The Luminaria Ceremony is a
moving ceremony that pays great tribute to our friends and loved ones
who have battled cancer.
Is the Luminary money kept separately, or added together with other money that has been raised?
The money is added all together.
How does our T-shirt fee work this year?
money can be raised either online, or turned in as cash or check. We
need to have the money before we can give you a t-shirt. As a captain,
you need to make sure everyone has registered online and put their
t-shirt size online by March 5th and they have to raise that money
online or hand it in at the second bank night by that time so we know
how many to order. If you raise the $100 after March 5th, there is a
possibility you can still get a t-shirt, but we can not guarantee it.