The Reliance One Relay for Life team, Reliance One Relayers took a proactive approach in raising money this year. Traditional fundraising was used; however, the team decided to think outside of the box and really get creative for a good cause. From a can drive to Pizza and Float Fridays, the Relayers called on all forms of resources to raise money.
Team bonding was a big part in the overall success; they participated in a bowling fundraiser and turned to Max & Erma’s to build awareness and to increase participation. The theme this year was “The Colors of Cancer,” the team built upon that and came up with a team theme of “Coloring Away Cancer.” The booth was consistent with the theme, and sold various crayon items such as, picture frames, shaped crayons, melted crayon canvases, and even had a coloring table set up for children.
“The participation this year was far better than we anticipated; it’s really great that everyone can pull together and unite as one for a great cause. It really is selfless,” said Ashleigh Belisle, Social Media Administrator. The event was May 19, at Clarkston High School and the team raised over $4000 for the cause.