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Relay Events For Everyone

Because there are so many people who want to be involved in the Relay For Life movement, we offer a little something for everyone. By offering more events, we magnify our reach by rallying more communities to fight back against cancer. Find out more about the variety of Relay For Life events available, and then search to see which ones are offered in your community.

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Community Events

At our community events, teams camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Events are overnight and up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team has at least one participant on the track at all times. Each team participates in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

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Student Events

Schools have the option of hosting their own activities. Our student Relay events offer specialized fundraising, cancer education, and leadership opportunities for elementary, middle, high school, and college students.

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Bark For Life

Celebrate the caregiving qualities of canine companions! Bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day of walking, demonstrations, and games. A Bark For Life® event can be organized as a revenue enhancer to a community Relay For Life event or as a team fundraiser in which an entire community can participate.

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Global Movement

Each community’s Relay For Life event is special, but its greatest power lies in the synergy created by all Relay For Life events taking place worldwide. Each year,  more than 4 million people in 20 countries take part in the Relay For Life movement – the world’s largest fight  against cancer.

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Virtual Worlds

Relay For Life events in 3-D virtual worlds, including Second Life and InWorldz, are built and owned by online residents – more than 15 million people around the globe. In virtual worlds, teams build campsites and walk a track – just like at a real-world Relay For Life event. Since 2005, the Relay For Life of Second Life has raised more than $2 million to finish the fight against cancer.