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Thank you for helping to raise $203,493.89!

Fund The Mission (FTM) is an yearly event for college and high school students across the country to come together in friendly competition to not only fundraise the most money but contribute to the American Cancer Society’s mission to end cancer for everyone as we know it! Help us fund our future by participating in Fund The Mission! 

What: A 72-hour online fundraising event where campus volunteers across the nation support the mission of the American Cancer Society. 

Where: Everywhere! All donations (Online & Offline including Registration Fees) received during this 72 hour time period will fund our future and count toward Fund The Mission; so you can join this event from wherever you are!

When: February 13th at 12:01am CST through February 15th at 11:59pm CST.

Who: All high school & college Relayers & ACS On Campus members. 

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Prize Categories

  • Top Fundraising College Event$1,500  Budget
  • Top Fundraising Youth Event$1,500  Budget
  • Top YOY Growth Event – $500 Budget
  • Top 10 Fundraising Participant, CollegeCustom FTM Hoodie (1 per participant)
  • Top 10 Fundraising Participant, Youth Custom FTM Hoodie (1 per participant)
  • Top Fundraising College TeamComfort Color Long Sleeve Tee (maximum of 20 participants on a team)
  • Top Fundraising Youth TeamComfort Color Long Sleeve Tee (maximum of 20 participants on a team)
  • Events/chapters that raise $2,500 or more during the challenge will be entered to win a spot to attend the  Top Performers In Person Meeting in July 2024.

Fund The Mission Ideas

Looking for ideas to do during Fund The Mission? Here are some ideas from events across the nation used last year that made them successful.

Personal Fundraising:

  • Utilizing Bingo Boards
  • Emailing and Texting Friends, Family, Relatives with link to donate. 
  • Set Up Personal Facebook Fundraiser through Relay Website Dashboard and asked parents to share it. 
  • Asking Professors/Teachers/Faculty to donate. 
  • Filled a water bottle with dimes, equals $100.00

Event Fundraising:

  • 5K Fundraiser – Hosted a 5K during the challenge. Entry was $15 per runner. 
  • Incentives – Offered incentives for first committee member to raise $1,000 during the challenge and first team to raise $1,000.
  • Coin Wars Amongst Teams
  • Big Sports Game – Tabled at a sports game to get students to register and pay their registration fee. 
  • Rose Sale – Had a Rose Sale for Valentines Day and delivered them on campus. 
  • Social Media – Went live on event social media pages multiple times showcasing the challenge and giving facts and figures about programs and local researchers. 
  • Event To Event Challenge – Picked a rival event to battle against and created social content around that. 
  • ACS Ambassador – Top 4 individuals to raise the most would be the official ACS Ambassadors to cut the ribbon at Relay.
  • Showcase Event – Special event during challenge period to get everyone together such as restaurant fundraiser, paint and sip, etc. 

2024 Fund The Mission Results

Top 10 College Events

Top 10 Youth Events

Top YOY Growth Event

  1. RFL Coastal Carolina University – $16,591.33
  2. RFL University of Cincinnati – $13,982.20
  3. RFL Virginia Tech – $10,582.24
  4. RFL Florida State University – $10,049.32
  5. RFL University of South Carolina – $9,542.26
  6. RFL Northeastern University – $6,316.69
  7. RFL UC Los Angeles – $4,408.32
  8. RFL Elon University – $4,185.86
  9. RFL James Madison University – $3,992.01
  10. RFL Rutgers University – $3,167.32
  1. RFL Freehold – $8,530.19
  2. RFL Chappaqua – $8,226.11
  3. RFL Union County Vo Tech Schools – $8,051.96
  4. RFL Mission San Jose High School – $8,012.74
  5. RFL North Burlington – $5,055.84
  6. RFL Franklin Lakes Oakland Wyckoff – $4,776.76
  7. RFL Elizabeth – $4,410.85
  8. RFL Clinton Township Middle School – $3,908.54
  9. RFL Niskayuna – $3,749.50
  10. RFL California School District – $3,331.89

Relay For Life of Albany, NY – 99% YOY Increase!

Top Fundraising College Teams

Top Fundraising Youth Teams

  1. ELT, (RFL University of South Carolina) – $8,471.30
  2. 2024 Event Leadership Team (RFL Coastal Carolina University) – $8,460.71
  3. Team Exec (RFL Florida State University) – $3,979.49
  4. Hope Leaders (RFL Florida State University) – $3,443.68
  5. Executive Board 2024 (RFL Virginia Tech) – $3,373.25
  6. UC Gold Together (RFL University of Cincinnati) – $2,940.71
  7. Entertainment (RFL Elon University) – $2,476.75
  8. Phi Sigma Rho (RFL Northeastern University) – $2,349.82
  9. Executive Board 2023-2024 (RFL James Madison University) – $2,110.25
  10. Kappa Alpha Order X Phi Sigma Sigma (RFL Coastal Carolina University) – $1,957.20

1. Win The Fight! (RFL Mission San Jose High School) – $6,946.49

2. The Fluffy Purple Monsters (RFL Chappaqua) – $4,284.41

3. DECA (RFL Northern Burlington) – $2,411.25

4. Kickin’ Cancer (RFL Franklin Lakes Oakland Wyckoff) – $2,404.35

5. Purple Puppy Dogs (RFL Chappaqua) – $2,243.66

6. Finding Chemo 2.0 (RFL Holmdel) – $1,620.00

7. Fight for Life (RFL Clinton Township Middle School) – $1,552.75

8. Make Cancer HISTORY (RFL Smithtown) – $1,441.46

9. Sole Sisterss (RFL Smithtown) – $1,398.73

10. Team Relay (RFL Blue Valley Youth) – $1,347.00

10. Answer for Cancer (RFL Union County Vo Tech Schools) – $1,200.00

 

Top Fundraising College Participants

Top Fundraising Youth Participants

  1. Taylor Balint (RFL Coastal Carolina University) – $5,873.47
  2. Kate Lewis (RFL Florida State University) – $2,483.78
  3. Megan Fisher (RFL Elon University) – $2,451.75
  4. Maddie Gognat (RFL University of Cincinnati) – $2,272.45
  5. Riddhi Cupta (RFL Northeastern University) – $2,120.55
  6. Sophia Willis (RFL University of Georgia) – $1,484.00
  7. Makenna Thomas (RFL UC Los Angeles) – $1,255.13
  8. Aislynn Macco (RFL Virginia Tech) – $1,173.53
  9. Caitlyn Harris (RFL Elon University) – $1,168.11
  10. Courtney Coyle (RFL Boston College) – $1,045.00
  1. John Boegman (RFL Mission San Jose High School) – $3,952.04
  2. Lila Heller (RFL Chappaqua) – $2,810.50
  3. Peter Geschke (RFL Mission San Jose High School) – $2,646.26
  4. Justin Smith (RFL Clinton Township Middle School) – $1,552.75
  5. McKenzie Marshall (RFL Blue Valley Youth) – $1,347.00
  6. Savanna Pavlounis (RFL Chappaqua) – $1,228.66
  7. Audrey Hu (RFL Union County Vo Tech Schools) – $1,200.00
  8. Mara Striano (RFL Holmdel) – $1,120.00
  9. Christy Chastenay (RFL Niskayuna) – $1,050.00
  10. Annabel Levin (RFL Chappaqua) – $1,028.00
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