I've told all my siblings and all my friends to get their mammograms and colonoscopies, and not to put it off. If I can get one more person to get that test they need, I'm saving a life.-Jane
The Relay Experience
Why Join Relay For Life?
1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. One of those people could be you or someone you love. That's why we Relay. When you join a Relay For Life event, you're helping the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking research, crucial patient care programs, and education and prevention information. When you Relay, you help save lives.
Celebrate & Remember with a Luminaria or Keepsake
We remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those in treatment by dedicating Luminaria bags. Each Luminaria bag is personalized with a name and or message and illuminated after dark at every Relay For Life event.Honor a Loved One
When Communities Come Together
The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission: to save lives and celebrate life. Every day.
Donations are used to fund live-saving cancer research, patient support programs, prevention information and education, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year helped make a difference in 2015.
Devoted to potentially life-saving cancer research grants.
Adults will be diagnosed with colon and rectum cancer this year.
Life Line Service
Requests answered for info, help, and support via phone, email, and online chats.