What is Relay For Life?

When you Relay, you show the people with cancer in our communities that they're not alone. At Relay, we walk to raise funds for groundbreaking cancer research, vital support services for patients and families, and much more. Wherever your event takes place, you'll be joining a movement with thousands of participants across the country.

What is a luminary?

Who do you Relay for? At Relay For Life, we line the track with small candles to remember our loved ones and honour those living with cancer in our communities. Whether it's for a parent, child, grandparent, or friend, buy a luminary in honour or in memory of someone you love so you can keep their light close and inspire others to keep going.

Company sponsorship

When your company supports our signature Relay For Life events, you show Canadians that you care about what matters to them. Learn how sponsoring a Relay can enhance your business and make a huge difference in our mission to advance research and support Canadians living with cancer.

Join your community, and hundreds of communities across the country. Together, we can show cancer survivors and those living with the disease that they are not alone.

Sign up

We've come so far, but we're not there yet. Today, 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Help us create a world where no one has to fear this disease.


Go mobile.

Wherever you are, you can share your Relay For Life experience with our free mobile and tablet app! Now, it's easier than ever to update your progress and fundraise on the go. Use this app to keep track of how much you've raised and connect with friends and family through email and social media all from the palm of your hand.