Relay For Life in Essex County


We are the GNOMIES!

We have been relaying for 7 years - this year makes 8!

We are a group of family members and friends who have all been touched by cancer. We have lost loved ones, know people currently living with a cancer diagnosis and some who have survived cancer. We also have a few members who have survived cancer.

We relay because cancer NEVER sleeps but we are still bigger than cancer. We hope that one day we can relay in a world where no one fears cancer. We choose to stand together even if this year we are standing at home during Relay at Home.

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. That means half of our family and friends will hear the words “you have cancer” at some point in their lives. Join us so we can show our communities that no one has to face cancer alone. 

We hope we can count on your support. Join our team for FREE this year and help us fundraise. Or make a donation to fund Canada’s most promising research, vital support services for patients and their families, and other important work that could change the future of cancer. 

Thank you!


 - With Love, Team Gnomies!




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Thank you to everyone who participated in Relay At Home - it was a huge success! If you were unable to take part in the live event or if you want to relive the Relay magic, you can still watch it on Facebook. Our website will be accepting online donations until August 13. Keep fundraising to support the thousands of Canadians facing cancer during this time. Thank you for your support of the Canadian Cancer Society.