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Canadian Cancer Society

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.
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About Relay For Life

For over 20 years, Relay supporters have helped us provide hope to those with cancer in our communities. And now more than ever, we know that those affected by cancer need our support.

Together, we can show Canadians with cancer that they don’t have to go through their journey alone – we’re here every step of the way.

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Why we Relay

When you join Relay, you’re helping us improve survival rates and the quality of life of people with cancer across the country. Thanks to you, we can:

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Fund groundbreaking cancer research that will help more people live with and beyond cancer.

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Shape health policies that can help prevent cancer and support Canadians who have been diagnosed.

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Provide a national support system, so no one has to cope with a cancer diagnosis alone.

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Thank you for supporting Relay For Life 

Because of you, we can support Canadians affected by all cancers, and we can fund groundbreaking research that will help those living with and beyond cancer. 

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Join Relay For Life Youth

Relay For Life Youth brings school communities together and empowers students to be leaders. Join Relay at your school and help us prove that together, we are bigger than cancer.

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“I was so moved by the Survivors Victory Lap. There is nothing quite like being cheered on by participants and sharing a moment of gratitude with other cancer survivors. We all had different cancers and treatments but we all share the same appreciation for what the Canadian Cancer Society is doing in terms of research and providing a national support system that made a difference to us.”

-Cathy Telfer, cancer survivor and Relay For Life participant