Canada’s Relay For Life is a fundraising event that joins communities, friends and families in the fight against cancer.
Registered members take turns walking around a track or designated path at a local school, park or fairground, passing a baton to their teammates working in succession.
The event runs for 6 to 12 hours, depending on the location, and each team is asked to leave one member on the track at all times to symbolizing the ongoing fight against cancer.
This year’s event will take place in five different locations across Montreal in the month of May and June:
Check out each event’s website for times, exact relay locations, and donation goals. This year’s Montreal events take place overnight from 7 pm to 7 am to demonstrate that cancer does not sleep.
Relay For Life offers entertainment, snacks, activities and relaxation campsites for the relayers taking a break.
The fundraiser celebrates cancer survivors with the Survivor’s Victory Lap, honouring survivor’s during the relay’s first lap.
The Luminary Ceremony happens at dusk in which loved ones who have lost the battle with cancer are honoured by carrying a candle inscribed with their name and message of inspiration.
Since the campaign started in 2016, the fundraiser has hosted more than 400 events, included more than 110,000 participants, and has raised $25 million dollars to benefit cancer worldwide.
Visit the Relay For Life website for more information, to register a relay near you or to make a donation.
You can participate as a team, join an existing team, or join as an individual.
When: May 26, June 1, June 15 and June 16
Time: 7 pm – 7 am
Where: Brossard, La Prairie, Montreal Sud-Ouest, Montreal’s Old Port and Longueuil
Price: Everyone who participates sets a fundraising goal of $150