Relay Events For All

Because there are so many people who want to be involved in Relay For Life,
we offer a little something for everyone.

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Young Professionals play a pivotal role in enhancing the mission of the American Cancer Society in every state and in every community across the country. We are here to save lives and help you fulfill yours through meaningful volunteer experiences, networking opportunities, fundraising events, mission programs and more - helping you find your passion and make a tangible difference so we can save lives and diminish suffering from cancer.


College students are the future and inspire us with their passion and energy for the cause. Join over 300,000 college students from more than 465 campuses across the country by hosting a collegiate Relay For Life event.


Bring a Relay For Life event to your school. These events help develop leadership and community service by encouraging students to lead and support their peers and teachers and can make a big impact on your campus and your community. Talk to your local staff partner about starting a Relay For Life event at your high school.


The Relay Recess program helps drive home the message that it's never too soon to adopt healthy habits in an effort improve overall health and prevent cancer. The activities and educational materials provided with the Relay Recess program teach children and their families how to make healthy choices about nutrition, physical activity, sun safety, and tobacco prevention. Through friendly competition, your school can come together for a cause that touches everyone. The program also teaches students the importance of philanthropy and promotes your school as one that is dedicated to saving lives from cancer. It's a great way to build school spirit and to establish closer relationships among teachers, students, and parents!

Our Relay Field Day program brings Relay For Life to middle schools nationwide. It provides students, teachers and administrators the opportunity to become more engaged in their communities by celebrating people who have been touched by cancer, remembering loved ones lost and fundraising to support cancer programs and services locally and around the world. It allows students to get out of the classroom and have fun with entertainment and activities that reinforce cancer education and develop healthy behaviors that will reduce their cancer risk.


The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers. These dogs demonstrate unconditional love, joy, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors' abilities or appearances.

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Families and their dogs come together for a few hours during the day and complete a walk to honor the caregiving qualities of their canine "best friends" and cancer survivors. Activities can include:

  • Doggie games
  • Top dog and dress up contests
  • Team and community fundraising
  • Music and food
  • Special dog guest demonstrations by groups such as: therapy, police, or rescue dogs
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At Bark For Life events, participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, find new support systems, and make lots of new friends.

If you would like to create your own Bark For Life event or just want to learn more about it, call 1-800-227-2345. call 1-800-227-2345.