Relay for Life Comes to Broward County

People walking to raise money for cancer victoms

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life invites everyone in the community to attend the annual Relay survivor and caregiver celebration on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Relay For Life is a movement, a community of like-minded survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and participants who believe that the future can be free from cancer. It continues to be the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event, with 2.5 million participants globally uniting to save lives from cancer.  

“During this difficult time, cancer won’t stop, and neither will we,” said event lead Megan Mila. “We are bringing our traditional Relay back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a big focus on fun for the whole community. Our theme is ‘Not all heroes wear capes’. More than 40 teams and more than 500 participants will join together to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.”

Entertainment Chairperson and cancer survivor Chris Fletcher explains “Our goal is to host over 100 cancer survivors and their caregivers at the event. The opening ceremony will include a special Survivors Lap. Survivors and their caregivers will also enjoy a complimentary dinner.  After sunset, we light Luminarias to remember those we have lost, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.”

The American Cancer Society’s mission matters more than ever. The needs of people facing cancer continue and so does our work. Cancer patients still need support during this crisis. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society to continue with cancer research, the 24/7 helpline, and for continuing services to get patients the care and support they need where we can.

Click below to participate in your local really for life:

Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate – April 9

Plantation & Sunrise – April 10

Davie, Cooper City, Weston – April 23

Pembroke Pines & Miramar – April 29 & 30