Wesleyan Relay for Life

Relay for Life is coming to Wesleyan for the first time THIS SPRING (April 24-25)! It’s time to join and start raising some money for the American Cancer Society!

Visit our website to join or start a team today!

Relay is also looking for those interested in honoring a survivor in their life. There will be a Survivor’s Lap at the start for both survivors and those representing survivors (virtual survivors). The lap will be followed by a dinner and raffle for the survivors and the top 2 teams. If you’re interested in walking with your fellow survivors or participating in the virtual survivorship program then please contact the Survivor Chair: awheeler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

For more information on Relay for Life see here.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out 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. Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back.

Celebrate – The Survivors Lap: Relay starts with a Survivors Lap an inspirational time when survivors and those representing survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are creating a world with more birthdays like those of each individual on the track.

Remember – The Luminaria Ceremony: After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.

Fight Back – The Fight Back Ceremony: Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

No matter where you are, there’s a place for you at Relay and you can make a difference today by signing up online to start your own team or by simply making a donation.

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