Relay For Life in Bermuda

Relay For Life began in Bermuda when Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre volunteer Ron Spencer III, lost his mother to cancer in 2008.  That loss propelled Ron on a nonstop path to bring Relay For Life to Bermuda.  In 2013 Bermuda became the 23rd Country approved as a Global Relay Partner and in May 2014, we celebrated our first Relay For Life event where over 2,500 members of our community came together and raised over $450,000! 95% of the dollars raised goes towards funding Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s radiation therapy initiative which should be in operation by the mid year of 2016. 

Relay For Life in Canada

Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer. In 2014, nearly 400 Relay For Life events took place across Canada, engaging over 128,000 participants and raising $42.2 million Canadian dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society! To learn more about Relay For Life in Canada, please click the link to the right.

Relay For Life in Honduras

In Honduras, the Honduran Association for the Fight Against Cancer, has been hosting Relay For Life events since 2003. These Relay For Life events help to facilitate the dissemination of the message of fighting cancer through joint efforts as well as share resources to assist Hondurans that have been affected by the disease. The fundraising is done through various activities throughout the year and in the month of March is held the closing ceremony of solidarity with 24 continuous hours. 

Relay For Life in Jamaica

The Jamaica Cancer Society began hosting Relay For Life events across the country in 2003, offering communities an opportunity to come together to share stories, courage, and hope with those battling the disease. Today, Relay For Life takes place in Kingston, St. Ann/St. Mary, and Montego Bay. Learn more about Relay For Life in Jamaica by clicking the link to the right. 

Relay For Life in the United States

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. Today, there are nearly 5,000 Relay For Life events across the United States of America.


Want to connect with a Relay For Life event in North America? Before you post, be sure to select the appropriate country from the navigation bar on the right-hand side of your screen below. Create a new post, and be sure to include the date of your event MM/DD/YYYY as the title of your post and include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Event name
  • Event location (including country)
  • Event date
  • E-mail information

What happens then?

Once you choose your twin, you are free to contact them directly, using the information they provided.
This program is meant to be volunteer to volunteer - local event to local event.

What you make of your relationship is up to you! You can share stories, share successes, send motivating messages back and forth, get your local media involved, share event t-shirts, and more! The sky is the limit. Be sure to come back here and share your story on our Global Relay For Life Track Blog.

Global Relay For Life Sister Relay Guidelines - 

  1. A Sister Relay relationship should only be entered into if both parties are willing to communicate regularly and timely.
  2. This site is a self-service site and therefore any connections are done at-will. 
  3. Any contact information on this site should only be used for Sister Relay purposes. Please do not use it for supply requests, general inquiries, or other questions. You can contact globalrelayforlife@cancer.org for those requests.
  4. To be fair to all Relay events, we ask that each event only make one Sister Relay connection. Please do not attempt to pair with multiple events.
  5. Each sister Relay connection may be different - some may involve mutual coaching, Skype connections to meetings or events, or even sharing Luminaria or t-shirts. Please do what feels comfortable, right, and appropriate for your connection.
 

Global Relay For Life Countries on this page:

  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • United States