Even in our current circumstances, we
can all still be a part of Relay for Life of Logan County
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[July 28, 2020]
As many know, the coronavirus pandemic put a
halt to many of our local events this year, including the annual
Relay for Life gathering that was scheduled to take place on June
While cornovirus may have stopped us from
celebrating our survivors it did not stop cancer from plaguing many,
many men, women, and children in our community and in our country.
Relay for Life is a vital part of the bigger picture that is the
work of the American Cancer Society. Dollars raised through our
local fundraisers and events come back to our community to support
those who are battling cancer. Those dollars are still needed, and
even though we can’t gather together, we can still help, and we can
still fundraise in a more conservative and safe manner.
A lot has changed for this year, and the guidelines provided below
will assist us all in continuing our work to raise money and
The Springfield office of the American Cancer Society is currently
closed. Mail being sent to the ACS in Springfield is being forwarded
to the corporate offices in Atlanta, Georgia. One issue that has
been encountered recently is that envelopes containing contributions
to Relay for Life are being returned to sender because they are not
addressed properly and the post office doesn’t know what to do with
So, first, if and when you mail your Relay for Life donations to the
Springfield office, please do not put “Relay for Life” in the
Address those envelopes as follows:
American Cancer Society
675 E. Linton Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703
At the same time, in order to assure that the local Relay gets
credit for the donation, please be sure to make checks out as
"American Cancer Society/Relay for Life Logan County Illinois"
In addition to the complications with mailing in
donations, there are other obstacles caused by the closing of the
For those who have registered on the RFL Logan County website as
survivors, the Springfield office is not available to share that
information with local volunteers.
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Therefore, if you did register as a survivor online, we need to
hear from you personally to assure that you are placed on our local list.
Survivors should contact Tonita Reifsteck at 217-855-1645.
The same is true with the luminaria that were requested online via the RFL
You will need to repeat your request directly to Bill Post by calling him at
Anyone can still join this 2020 vision for RFL in Logan County – and join us in
helping to find a cure for this horrendous invasion to a healthy life. Donations
made thru August 15 will count for 2020.
The RFL team is working to find a venue and date to celebrate and recognize our
survivors and the efforts during this epidemic that has caused all ‘usual
events’ to be cancelled. Nicole Lee, chair says all information will be shared
as the decisions on date and event are able to be finalized – it may be early
fall or later ----- time will tell and public will be notified.
Although not visible we can still keep our survivors and our mission in our
participation and prayers.
For Additional questions, please contact Tonita, Bill, or Co-chairs Nicole Lee
and Tabatha Weidhuner.