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
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.
Requests answered for info, help, and support via phone, email, and online chats.