In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Cancer Society has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person Relay For Life fundraising activities and events until September 30.
We encourage all Relay participants to join Relay At Home and keep fundraising and donating to make a difference for those with cancer. If you’ve already registered for a Relay event in your community. If you’ve already registered for a Relay event in your community, join on June 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm (EDT) and choose to experience Relay in English or French.
Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 6-hour fundraising event that brings communities together to celebrate cancer survivorship and support those impacted by cancer. Each year, teams participate in the dynamic Relay For Life event by completing laps around the Relay track, taking part in fun activities, refueling with delicious food, while creating a community of support and hope for each participant impacted by cancer. Recognizing each cancer journey is different, Relay For Life provides the opportunity for survivors, participants, and volunteers to celebrate their triumph as a cancer survivor, create a sense of community and hope for those facing their own cancer journey, and recognize loved ones who have been personally impacted by cancer.
Relay For Life kicks off with a moment of inspiration and celebration as participating cancer survivors, their care takers, and loved ones walk a victory lap around the track while being cheered on by participants, event guests, and Relay’s team of volunteers. Survivors are uplifted with a feeling of support and pride towards their monumental accomplishment of overcoming cancer.
Last year Relay For Life celebrated 53 survivors and their individual, life-changing cancer journeys. With the support of each survivor and their loved ones, Relay For Life raised over $200,000 dollars towards cancer research and ground breaking treatment resources. By participating in Relay For Life 2020, we continue to create a positive impact on the cancer community.
Community is bigger than cancer!