The Regional Campus Leadership Teams (RCLT) are made up of students committed to growing Relay in their respective regions through direct peer-to-peer support. These students have a goal of connecting and collaborating with all campus events in their region to share ideas, resources, strategies, wins, and losses. They want to be a resource themselves, so be sure to reach out to them for support, ideas, and more!

 
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2019-2020 Co-Leads and Staff Partners


Southeast Region

I relay so someone never has to hear the words “I have Cancer.” Relay has impacted so many people in my life, and I relay so no one else will have to be hurt.

I relay so someone never has to hear the words “I have Cancer.” Relay has impacted so many people in my life, and I relay so no one else will have to be hurt.

Emily Gordon

Team Co-Chair - eg9@email.sc.edu

Relay For Life of the University of South Carolina

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Brice Laney

Team Co-Lead - balaney@email.sc.edu

Relay For Life of University of South Carolina


Northeast Region

Have you or someone you know ever been personally impacted by cancer? I have on several occasions with those I love and care for. My name is Nick Anderson, a junior at Nichols College, and here is why I Relay.  I was less than a year old when I lost my grandmother. She was a breast cancer survivor, but due to her declining health from going through cancer treatment, she passed away on my mom's first Mother's Day being a mom. Cancer stripped me from being able to know her on a personal level, but her presence is still felt. At seven years old, I lost my grandfather to pancreatic cancer. This added to my passion for helping those with cancer. Years later, one of my closest friends was impacted by cancer. His father passed away our freshman year of high school. This was a shock felt not only by him, but also myself, our entire high school, and our local community. He decided to participate in this event called Relay For Life, which helped to raise money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. I joined his team, then a year later I became co-captain alongside him.   Then, I came to Nichols College and realized that there was not an RFL event on campus. So, I decided to start it from the ground up. I've never looked back since. We've been able to raise over $40k for ACS at a school of 1,200 students, and we're aiming to make more and more of an impact each year.   I look forward to using the skills and insights I've gained through starting RFL of Nichols College and applying this to the Northeast region!

Have you or someone you know ever been personally impacted by cancer? I have on several occasions with those I love and care for. My name is Nick Anderson, a junior at Nichols College, and here is why I Relay.

I was less than a year old when I lost my grandmother. She was a breast cancer survivor, but due to her declining health from going through cancer treatment, she passed away on my mom's first Mother's Day being a mom. Cancer stripped me from being able to know her on a personal level, but her presence is still felt. At seven years old, I lost my grandfather to pancreatic cancer. This added to my passion for helping those with cancer. Years later, one of my closest friends was impacted by cancer. His father passed away our freshman year of high school. This was a shock felt not only by him, but also myself, our entire high school, and our local community. He decided to participate in this event called Relay For Life, which helped to raise money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. I joined his team, then a year later I became co-captain alongside him.

Then, I came to Nichols College and realized that there was not an RFL event on campus. So, I decided to start it from the ground up. I've never looked back since. We've been able to raise over $40k for ACS at a school of 1,200 students, and we're aiming to make more and more of an impact each year.

I look forward to using the skills and insights I've gained through starting RFL of Nichols College and applying this to the Northeast region!

Nick Anderson

Team Co-Lead - nick.anderson@volunteer.cancer.org & nicholas.anderson@nichols.edu

Relay For Life of Nichols College

To continue to fund and lead the life saving mission of your American Cancer Society.

To continue to fund and lead the life saving mission of your American Cancer Society.

Brandon Ranck

Team Co-Lead - brandon.ranck@volunteer.cancer.org

Relay For Life of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

I Relay for all those who have or will be impacted by cancer (but really, this is a much longer story!) :)

I Relay for all those who have or will be impacted by cancer (but really, this is a much longer story!) :)

Christine Brown

Staff Lead - christine.brown@cancer.org


Northcentral Region

I know wholeheartedly that in my lifetime the work of the American Cancer Society will result in a multitude of cancers being fully treatable. I want to keep pushing this Mission forward so that we can achieve all we can on the medical and advocate level for ALL people across the world. I believe in the success of our fundraisers, lobbyists, researchers, doctors and YOU!

I know wholeheartedly that in my lifetime the work of the American Cancer Society will result in a multitude of cancers being fully treatable. I want to keep pushing this Mission forward so that we can achieve all we can on the medical and advocate level for ALL people across the world. I believe in the success of our fundraisers, lobbyists, researchers, doctors and YOU!

Rosemary Laurito

Team Co-Lead - lauritor@msu.edu

Relay For Life of Michigan State University

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Anna Organek

Team Co-Lead - organeka@mail.gvsu.edu


North Region

I started volunteering for ACS as it's a cause that is very close to my heart. I unfortunately lost my mother when I was eleven from breast cancer. It was the most difficult time in my life. I miss her beautiful smile everyday. I want to positively use my experience of losing my mother to make sure mothers all over the world are able to see their daughters walk down the aisle - because mine couldn't.

I started volunteering for ACS as it's a cause that is very close to my heart. I unfortunately lost my mother when I was eleven from breast cancer. It was the most difficult time in my life. I miss her beautiful smile everyday. I want to positively use my experience of losing my mother to make sure mothers all over the world are able to see their daughters walk down the aisle - because mine couldn't.

Haley Huntington

Team Co-Lead - haley-huntington@uiowa.edu

Relay For Life of University of Iowa

I volunteer for all of us so one day we, or a loved one, does not need to hear the words “you have cancer.”

I volunteer for all of us so one day we, or a loved one, does not need to hear the words “you have cancer.”

Rohan Chinalachaiagari

Team Co-Lead - sunronreddy@gmail.com

Relay For Life of Blue Valley


South Region

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Henry Heaton

Staff Lead - henry.heaton@cancer.org


West Region

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Kira Sano

Team Co-Lead - kira.sano13@gmail.com

Relay For Life of Mission San Jose High School

I relay so that the American Cancer Society can continue to support patients in their fight against cancer.

I relay so that the American Cancer Society can continue to support patients in their fight against cancer.

Mehek Kandru

Team Co-Lead - mehekkandru@gmail.com

Relay For Life of Dougherty Valley High School