The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a special event
that honors cancer survivors, the memories of loved ones,
and aims to raise money to fight cancer. Teams are formed
from friends, businesses, churches and other organizations.
Money raised by participants goes toward research and programs
of the American Cancer Society.
Teams of people walk at a local high school or park where
the event takes place. Each team tries to keep at least one
person walking or running on the track at all times.
Anyone can participate in Relay for Life; you don’t have
to be an athlete to join in. It is great for kids and adults
alike. Live entertainment including musical acts or a DJ,
and picnic foods make for a festival like atmosphere. Many
people set up tents and stay the night.
By participating in Relay for Life, you can honor those you
have known effected by the disease. There is hope, and each
day we are getting closer to a cure!
To find out more about Relay for Life,
visit the American Cancer Society.
Relay for Life Fundraising Ideas
Other Cancer Related Organizations:
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Taylor’s Angels – Financial support for families of children with cancer
Sarah’s Gift – Gift packages for children with cancer