The American Cancer Society would not be successful without the help of our generous donors and volunteers. Because of you, we've been able to help thousands of people across the globe with life-saving cancer research studies, crucial patient care programs, and education and prevention initiatives. That's why it's so important to get involved in Relay For Life and fundraise - because when you do, you help save lives.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Joining a Relay For Life event is easy. All you have to do is pick your event, sign up, and decide how you'd like to be involved. Here are some ways to participate:
Being a team captain is an important role. It's up to you to recruit members, set fundraising goals, organize fundraising activities, and most of all, cheer on your team.
There are several ways you can get involved as a participant. You can join an existing team, start your own, or volunteer at the event. Either one you choose, we'd love to see you there.
Survivors and Caregivers
Survivors and caregivers are the heart of every Relay For Life event. We have activities and events designed specifically for you so you can get to know others in the community. In fact, it's the largest cancer support network in the world!
Why participate as a survivor or caregiver?
- 1Meet and network with other survivors and caregivers.
- 2Serve as inspiration to those newly diagnosed.
- 3Publicly recognize and thank caregivers for their support and commitment.
If you'd like to join the survivor and caregiver activities at the event but don't want to join a team, that's possible too. Once you've decided the event you'd like to participate in, just select the 'Walk the Survivor Lap option'.
Create Your Own Event
Do you know that you can organize your very own Relay For Life Event? It only takes a few minutes to submit your request, get approved, and get started on creating a local event that can make a world of difference!
MORE WAYS TO GIVE
The American Cancer Society wouldn't be able to act on its mission without the help of generous people like you. Relay For Life participants collect most of our donations but you can also give independently of Relay. Here's how:
DEDICATE A LUMINARIA
Luminaria bags honor every life touched by cancer. You can dedicate them to a loved one lost, someone currently battling, or anyone who's overcome it.
When you attend a Relay event, you'll see small white bags decorated with names and sometimes messages to the people they're dedicated to. At night, each Luminaria lit is in remembrance of a life touched by cancer.
When you make a donation for a Luminaria it helps fund the American Cancer Society's patient programs and lifesaving research.