What is Relay For Life?

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than a fundraiser — it’s a chance for you to send a powerful message of solidarity to your community.

About Relay

Relay for Life participants

Get involved

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Join a Relay event

Sign up for Relay For Life to join the thousands of people across the country walking and raising funds to support Canadians living with cancer.

Find an event

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Donate to friends and family participating in Relay For Life in your community to fund groundbreaking research and programs impacting your community!


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Make a difference today and apply to become a Relay For Life committee or event day volunteer.

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Relay luminary ceremony

Dedicate a luminary in remembrance or honour

The Luminary Ceremony at Relay For Life allows us to remember and honour those we love — every step of the way.

At dusk, luminaries — small candles that are lit in special bags — are lit during a Luminary Ceremony.

The Luminary Ceremony is a powerful, emotional experience as the luminaries bear the name(s) of those we love who have received a cancer diagnosis or may no longer be with us.

Buy a luminary

move and be moved

Together, we’re helping Canadians live longer and fuller lives. With your support, we can:

Fund groundbreaking
cancer research

Provide a national
support system

Advocate for healthy
public policies

Offer trusted
cancer information

Learn how your support makes an impact

Join Your Community

When you Relay, you show people impacted by cancer in your community that they’re not alone. Join our movement with thousands of participants across the country.

Sign up for Relay today