Initiated by the American Cancer Society, the Relay For Life is a signature fundraising event, which sees teams of people taking turns walking or running for twenty four hours.
Relay For Life is a celebration of hope. It symbolizes an ongoing battle with cancer. It is the foundation on which people can garner strength and positivity from others.
Themes are known to add to the fun quotient of just about any event, which is why, you can contribute your bit by making the event a tad bit livelier with interesting and quirky themes. You can incorporate the theme through favors, the decor, as well as costumes. Participating in the Relay For Life event is indeed the best way to acknowledge those staging a relentless battle.
Help keep everyone boosted up and in good spirits with one of these fun theme ideas.
Relay For Life is akin to a carnival in many ways. Bearing a carnival in mind, you can decorate your tent with carnival hats, stuffed animals, and carnival games. You can have one of your team member dressed as a clown to give away balloons as well as entertain the participants. Alternately, you can organize a couple of games to keep people entertained. Do not forget to give away carnival hats, drinks, and small packets of candy or carnival food, to keep interest levels at an all-time high.
Who doesn't like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, even if it is for a little time? You can add to the lively atmosphere by creating a rustic ambiance complete with hay bales, old barrow carts, and cowboy hats for your team. Make it interesting by placing a cardboard cut-out of a cowboy for participants to take pictures with. For favors, you can give away cowboy scarfs.
Fishing for a Cure
In more ways than one, each individual out there is searching for their means to come out of the battle victorious. It makes sense to have a theme related to fishing. For the decor, you can use fishing related things like reels, fish food, and fishing rods. To keep everyone entertained, you can place an inflatable bathtub filled with fish-shaped goodies or door magnets corresponding to a particular favor.
Dancing with the Stars
With the event taking place in the evening and continuing all through the night, you can use it to your advantage. Get the participants in the groove with a disco-themed team tent. Disco balls with shimmering lights can be used to decorate the tent.
Lights Camera Cure
Crazy about movies eh? You should be if you want to incorporate a movie-themed ambiance to the event. You can use cue cards with participants' names, reels, high chairs, cameras, and focus lights to give it a movie set ambiance.
Rainbow of Hope
Think of how the rainbow brightens up a cloudy day. You can give your participants a breath of hope with a rainbow colored-theme. Get your team to wear colorful outfits along with headgear. Use streamers, balloons, and colorful banners to decorate your team tent.
Walk of Fame
Every cancer survivor deserves their very own Walk of Fame. Take inspiration from Hollywood for the same, and use bricks to inscribe names of those fighting this illness. To make participants feel special, you can ask their family members to pen down their names, and place them along the Walk of Fame complete with luminaries to place the spotlight on the survivor.
Knitters for a Cure
Your love for knitting can be incorporated into a team theme. All you need to do is get out your craft, and use it to decorate the venue. You can also encourage those who know the art to teach it to the other participants. You can give away small knitted pouches as favors.