Your impact

Why we relay


Each dollar raised will help us be bigger than cancer.

To fund groundbreaking cancer research for those with living with cancer.

Stop cancer before it starts by advocating for policies that protect our health.

Ensure that no one has to face cancer alone by providing a national support system.


$23.5M

Last year, 107,260 youth and adults showed that community is bigger than cancer and celebrated the lives of people affected by cancer at Relay For Life, raising $23.5 million.

Thanks to our community


With your support, we’re helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life. Here are some of the ways we made an impact last year.

Almost 206,000 trips were provided to Canadians with cancer-related appointments

We provided support to more than 338,000 people through our Peer Match program

We invested $4.54 million in research focused on improving quality of life during and after cancer

Over 14 million people accessed our information resources on cancer.ca

We welcomed more than 9,400 guests to our lodges, for those in treatment away from home

Successfully advocated for plain packaging regulations for tobacco, which are now the best in the world

Your impact


Your support of the Canadian Cancer Society is vital as almost all our funding comes from donations from Canadians like you. Below are just a few examples of how your donations and fundraising support our work:

$35

Will help give family caregivers support from someone who has lived through a similar experience.

$50

Will help provide people with transportation to and from their life-saving appointments.*

$75

Will help move research and discoveries in clinical trials to find new methods for diagnosing, treating, managing and preventing cancer.

$100

Will help to provide a night’s stay at one of our patient lodges for people who must travel to distant locations for radiation therapy or specialized cancer care.

$250

Will help fund research into new treatments with fewer side affects for and help people with metastatic cancer live life to the fullest.

$500

Will help give Canadians with cancer, including those living in rural and remote communities, to connect, get support, exchange information and find comfort and hope.

$1000

Will help fund Canada’s best and brightest researchers. Your donation will fund research for more than 100 types of cancer.

Bring your community together

Join us at Relay For Life where you’ll walk to raise funds that help the Canadian Cancer Society continue our life-saving work.

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