About Relay For Life

Unite Your School


The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is an event like no other. At Relay For Life, students can step up, build school spirit and make a real impact — while learning valuable lessons about teamwork and giving back. Relay is your school's chance to join our global movement, which is active in 29 countries and 6,000 communities worldwide!

Learn how Relay brings school communities closer together and empowers students to be leaders.

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Make A Difference


Relay unites students to raise money for game-changing research into all cancers. Your fundraising efforts help scientists make important progress, so people diagnosed with cancer can live longer than ever before.

When you Relay, you also enable the Canadian Cancer Society to provide a national support system for people with cancer and their families. Together, we’re helping people manage life with cancer with services including accommodation at our patient lodges, transportation to treatment, and so much more.

With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, your contribution has never been more important. See how your support has helped people with cancer live their lives as fully as possible.

Your Impact

Join The Movement


Relay involves participants taking turns walking on a designated track, but the rest is up to you! We're here to help you honour those who live and have lived in the face of cancer — and make sure your Relay is an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Together, we are a force-for-life in the face of cancer. Join our movement to make a difference and be bigger than cancer!

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