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Relay For Life

For 20 years, Relay For Life has been the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. Relay is an event like no other, where you join your family, friends, co-workers and neighbours to celebrate life and give hope to those living with cancer.

At your Relay, you’ll see participants of all ages taking turns walking around a designated track. Each team has at least one member on the track at all times, as a way to symbolize how we’re all affected by cancer. With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, we all know someone whose life has been changed by this disease.

At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. Wherever your Relay takes place, you’ll be following in the footsteps of thousands across the country who have shown up for their communities — and played a part to change the future of cancer.

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