Category: Announcements

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American Cancer Society names Karen Knudsen, MBA, PhD, as its next CEO

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, will be the next chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its sister advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), starting June 1, 2021. She will take the reins from the retiring Gary Reedy, who has served as both organizations’ CEO since 2015. 

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Three teams receive 2020 Hero of Research Award

The Hero of Research Award offers Relay For Life teams who raise at least $165,000 during the Relay season an opportunity to name an existing post-doctoral fellowship research grant in honor of a loved one or their team. Once identified, this named grant is active for three years. Three teams earned this honor for their fundraising efforts in a difficult 2020 fundraising year. They will be naming their grants this calendar year.

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Welcome to the New Relay Connect

We are excited to welcome you a new, refreshed Relay Connect experience! The new site brings several changes, but keeps the components that were most-frequently used on the legacy site the same.

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