AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION|
|Project title||Relay For Life|
|Chapter||College of New Jersey|
|Project Coordinator||Francesca Khani|
|Summary of project||The American Cancer Society's fundraiser, Relay for Life, is a walk-a-thon event that celebrates cancer survivorship. Our local chapter helped the American Cancer Society sponsor this event with other organizations on our campus, and many of our members helped organize and/or participate in the event. Our school raised approximately $22,000 for the American Cancer Society.
(The number of people that participated indicated below represents the approximate number of our AMSA members that participated. There were hundreds of participants in this fundraiser campus wide).
|Number of participants||15|
|Participant hours involved||80 hour(s)|
|FUNDING & ADVERTISING|
|Total project cost||$2000-$3000|
|Project funding||AMSA grant,Donation,Admission/participant charge|
|Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:|
|Project advertising||Fliers were posted around campus, banners were hung, student mailboxes were stuffed with fliers, table tent fliers were placed in dining halls. Advertising was VERY effective. I think most people on our campus were made very aware of the event.|
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
|Lessons/suggestions||The walk-a-thon was held as an overnight event from 5 pm to 9 am which was very long. I think that in the future, the time should be shortened. I think more college students would have stayed to participate for the full time if it were not an overnight|