Relay For Life is an overnight event that celebrates survivors, remembers lost loved ones and raises money to fight back against the terrible disease known as cancer. Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society, and every year over 3.5 million people raise over $450 million worldwide.
The University of Georgia started the first college Relay For Life in 2000 and has since been one of the largest in the country. In 2009, Relay raised over $250,000, making it one of the largest on campus philanthropies, as well as one of the top college Relay's in the world! Teams from all over the university and local communities work hard all year to make the event a success.
The 2010 Relay For Life will be held at the University of Georgia in April. Each Relay For Life team will hold an on-site fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, and a number of local bands and other acts will be providing entertainment throughout the night.