Why we Relay

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, services such as transportation to treatment and peer support programs, 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 while helping us fund game-changing research and improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Join your friends, families, neighbours and colleagues at a Relay event near you. Together, we can make a difference for those in our communities and prove that life is bigger than cancer.

Sign up

Today, 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime — we need you now more than ever. Help us continue our life-saving work and support more Canadians than ever before.


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.