Relay for Life
DeMolay International and the American Cancer Society announce partnership in the Relay for Life!
The Board of Directors of DeMolay International with the support of the DeMolay Congress Cabinet is proud to declare DeMolay Partners with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program. DeMolays will be making a difference in the fight against cancer by donating their time and raising awareness and funds to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives. One of the most effective ways DeMolays and their Chapters can continue to help is to participate in an American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
What is Relay? The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest movement to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against this disease. Groups of people form teams and these teams of people camp out at local schools, parks, or fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Relay For Life brings together 3.5 million people each year to raise much-needed funds and awareness that enable the American Cancer Society to help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. Together with the support of dedicated volunteers like DeMolays and their Advisors, we are saving lives.
Why Relay? Nearly every person who participates in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life has been touched by cancer in some way and has a unique and personal story to tell. It’s these stories that motivate and inspire us to celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer. Relay For Life unites communities in an effort to end cancer.
Relay For Life is often described as a life-changing event. Cancer survivors are at the heart of Relay. If you are a cancer survivor or have a friend or loved one who is, Relay brings us together to celebrate victory over cancer, while supporting those who are still battling the disease. Each Relay event opens with an inspirational Survivors Lap that symbolizes the steps we are taking toward saving lives.
Caregivers are also recognized and celebrated at Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, and neighbors who face cancer. At Relay, people understand the frustrations and joys of being a caregiver. There is peace of mind in knowing that together we can face the many challenges cancer poses. And most importantly, Relay gives everyone an opportunity to fight back against cancer. Participating in Relay and forming or joining a team helps save lives.
Join your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life today and be part of the worldwide movement to end cancer. To learn more or to form a team, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.RelayForLife.org.
Get Involved Locate a Relay near your Chapter that you want to participate in. DeMolay Chapters are already forming teams, volunteering at local Relay events, and educating friends and family members about cancer prevention and early detection.