Saturday, March 26, 2011

Music City Meeting

American Cancer Society

I was recently asked to serve on the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division Relay For Life E-Communication Workgroup. The workgroup is made up of one ACS staff person and one Relay For Life volunteer from each state in the Mid-South; Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

This is the fifth year that my wife and I have been involved in our local Relay For Life. As the On-Line chair one of my responsibilities is placing content on the 2011 Polk County Relay For Life Website.

The Relay For Life E-Communication Workgroup is a new group that has just been formed this year to help the ACS and Relay For Life to make better use of social media and the internet.

Friday, March 25th we met together for the first time in Nashville, Tennessee. I left for Nashville on Thursday at 11:00 and met Nikki Ezell, our local ACS community rep, in Little Rock. We traveled together to Nashville. My accommodations were at the Embassy Suites Hotel . The hotel was beautiful and the accommodations were lovely.

Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites Atrium

Century Boulevard, the street that the hotel and the office building where we had the workgroup meeting were located, was beautiful with blooming trees and colorful flowers. I took a walk down the boulevard in the morning before breakfast and took some photos.

Century Boulevard 2


Century Boulevard

Blossoms 2

The Relay For Life E-Communication Workgroup worked well together and I feel that we accomplished a lot. I met so many nice people who are passionate about Relay For Life. Getting to meet great people is one of the fantastic things about being involved with Relay. I am looking forward to working with this great group of people this year.

Relay For Life E-Comm Workgroup

After the meeting ended at 3:00 p.m. I made the long trip back home arriving after midnight. It was a long 36 hours but well worth it.

If you are not involved in Relay For Life in your community look at the Relay For Life Website and search for a Relay in your area by using the search box in the upper right had corner of the webpage. With over 5000 Relays being held in the U.S. this year you will probably be able to find one near you. If you are not participating in Relay For Life you don't know what you are missing.



  1. A long trip for a good cause. I always enjoy reading about your involvement with The Relay for Life. It's a good thing.

  2. And he failed to mention that he had the BEST roommate!!