Relay For Life: Celebrating Survivors and Funding the Fight against cancer 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and Coconut Creek invites the communities to join the movement to honor and remember loved ones and fight back for lifesaving change on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Coral Springs Sportsplex.

This year, more than 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death among Americans, after heart disease.

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

“Relay For Life is more than just a walk. It is a volunteer-led movement that unites communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and raise funds to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families,” said Event Lead and cancer survivor Chris Fletcher. 

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

“Since Covid, our mission has become harder,” explains Chris, who fought Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2019. “But we’ll rise to the challenge. During our Relay event on April 6th at the Coral Springs Sportsplex, we’re planning on honoring the Survivors, Thrivers still in their fight, and the Caregivers who provide so much help, love, and hope for those fighting.”

 “Our theme this year is ‘Relay Through the Decades’” said Entertainment Lead Megan Mila. “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. 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, Thrivers and their Caregivers will also enjoy a complimentary dinner.  After sunset, we light Luminaria bags to remember those we have lost, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.” 

Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate, Tamarac & Coconut Creek

April 6, 2024, 4:00pm – 9:00pm  
Coral Springs Sportsplex
2800 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs FL

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985, Relay For Life unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change. Since 1985, Relay For Life has raised $6.8 billion to help save lives from cancer.

Dollars raised each year by Relay participants across the country help  support the American Cancer Society’s mission in countless ways, including funding and conducting breakthrough research, providing education and advocating for the needs of cancer patients and their families, and providing essential services throughout their cancer journey.  

“It’s never been easier to raise money for Relay For Life and help fund the future. Every dollar raised fuels the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. The fight against cancer needs you now more than ever,” said Survivor Program Chair Amanda Fletcher.

To learn more about Relay For Life and form a team or register as an individual or cancer survivor, visit

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Swing Fore A Cure Golf Tournament

May 4, 1:00pm – 6:00pm  
Country Club of Coral Springs 
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