Help Fight Cancer, a call out to Local Businesses

Relay For Life Seeks Local Sponsors

Does your business want to make a difference in the fight against cancer? Relay for Life of Greater Rochester is looking for local businesses to help by becoming a sponsor of the 2016 Relay For Life.

This year, the event hopes to raise $17,000, through corporate sponsorship. There are many options available, including nine different levels of event sponsorship, which range from $250 to $5,000 and above.

Some of the benefits of sponsorship include event track signs with the company name, a plaque of appreciation, the company logo on our web site, company logo on the Event Corporate Sponsor banner, company logo on the event T-shirt, banners displayed at event and company logo on printed materials – where applicable. In addition, you can have ACS staff to host an internal Relay For Life kick-off at your worksite and have the opportunity to speak at the Relay For Life event. You can view the Sponsorship Brochure form and the Sponsorship Commitment form at

Relay For Life Needs Your Help

Relay For Life Needs Your Help

“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. DiBella’s Subs is proud to sponsor a cause that celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and fights back against the disease. We look forward to joining members of the community for this year’s Relay for Life,” said AJ Shear, Marketing Manager of DiBella’s Subs.

Thank you to other the local businesses who have already committed to support the 2016 Relay For Life: including Platinum level sponsors Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and St. John Providence, Gold level sponsor Oakland Animal Hospital, Bronze sponsor Meijer and Signature sponsor Potete-Modetz Funeral Home.

In addition to the various sponsorship levels, Relay for Life of Rochester is excited to offer another opportunity for local business to join us in the fight against cancer, the Community Supporter program, for only a $100 donation, you can adopt a portion of the track at the 2016 event.

Cancer touches everyone and involvement in Relay For Life is a great way for local businesses to show their commitment to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Your sponsorship can help save lives! By sponsoring Relay for Life, you are making the greatest impact in the fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society fights for every life threatened by every type of cancer in every community. The work we do impacts everyone regardless of where the funds are raised.

Other ways for local businesses to help support Relay For Life are by creating a team, providing in-kind donations; encouraging employees to volunteer at the event or collecting Relay donations at your place of business. There are also customized sponsorship opportunities that can be created to meet your needs.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It is a fun and unique way for people to raise money for the battle against cancer, helping to save lives and create more birthday’s right in our own communities. Teams of approximately 15 people camp out at Hart Middle School and take turns walking around a track. Relay is an event with the perfect combination of exercise, entertainment, and inspiration.

In Rochester and nearly 5,200 other communities around the globe, Relay For Life unites people to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. Relay for Life, the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, continues to grow, as tens of thousands of people will participate in Relay events across our state.

This year’s Relay For Life of Greater Rochester will take place on June 18th at SJHMC Rochester Hills Cancer Center EOM at 1901 Star-Batt Drive, Rochester Hills, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing through 12:00 a.m.

Relay For Life brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools, and faith-based groups – people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

If you or your company would like to help the Rochester area Relay For Life achieve its mission of saving lives, please contact Rachel Scheich at 248.663.3436 or email at The deadline for sponsorship commitments is May 15.

Please visit to get more information on the event, start a team online or make a donation. You can also follow the event on Facebook at “Relay for Life of Greater Rochester.”

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