South Lake County Relay for Life

Goal:
For Purdue Calumet to participate as a team in the South Lake County Relay for Life. This was a first time community service volunteered based group. It was our goal to obtain 50 team members and raise $5,000.


Audience/Target:
Purdue Calumet Faculty, students, staff & their families.


Benefit:
A worthwhile community service project. Money raised helps towards cancer research, community and personal support helps people affected by cancer, these events also build awareness, friendship, bonding, etc.


Strategy:
Inform the university about the events / ask for support and participation / underscore the help and fun that is possible from interaction.


Tactics (Tools and Action):
E-mail, Recruiting tables in the Clo & Sulb. Posters, Facebook, American Cancer Society Web Site


Costs: 0


Samples:


Results:

The PUC team raised $9,700 and had 64 team members. PUC had the largest team at the South Lake County Relay for Life.


Lessons Learned:
The team should have been broken into smaller committees, each with an area of responsibility. Greater PUC support & involvement was hoped for. E-mail did not prove to be a very good communication tool.


Contacts:
Michelle Grant


Initial Budget $: 0