A year-round team fundraising challenge bringing communities together to support the Cancer Society
Relay for Life

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About Relay For Life

Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to:

Celebrate cancer survivors and carers
Remember loved ones lost to cancer
Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.

Relay For Life is one of the Cancer Society's key fundraising and community engagement activities. It's for people of all ages and fitness levels. Anyone can take part!

Experience Relay For Life through our video.

What happens at Relay For Life?

Relay For Life begins with a moving Opening Ceremony, with cancer survivors and carers leading the first lap of the event. Next, team members take to the track. Most walk, while some prefer to jog or run.
When they're not on the track, teams enjoy a festive, family-friendly environment with heaps of activities and entertainment. Later in the evening, a Candlelight Ceremony is held to remember love ones affected by cancer.
Personally-inscribed candle bags are placed around the track, and their light emits a warm glow throughout Relay venue. Team members continue to walk or jog until the teams come together for an inspiring Closing Ceremony.

Thank you!
With your help, the Cancer Society supports people with all types of cancer; funds cancer research; and delivers cancer education and advocacy.

Relay for Life | Cancer Society

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back!
Whakanui, Maumaharatia, Tu Atu!