UBC Relay for Life 2020

What is Relay?

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where people across the country join together in the fight against cancer.


Go to the official Canadian Cancer Society website to complete your registration for the UBC Relay for Life 2020 and help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Why Relay?

Everyone has their own reason for participating in the relay. Keep on reading to see some of the reasons why members of the UBC community are coming together to relay.

Relay for Life at UBC

This Relay for Life event is being organized on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society by UBC Cancer Association.  Check our Facebook event from last year!

Event Details

Location: To Be Announced

Date: Friday March 13th, 2020
from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

What is Relay for Life?

Relay For Life is a festival-like fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Our events are 6 to 12 hours in length, depending on the location. Each team taking part is asked to have at least one member on the track at all times to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer. On and off track, there is always something to do at Relay For Life. Those taking a break from walking can check out the entertainment and many activities, or relax at their team’s campsite.

At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. These events bring together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Relay For Life is a community of people fighting back against cancer.

Why should you Relay for Life?

At Relay For Life, we walk to raise funds that fight all types of cancer through world-class research, services for patients and their families, cancer prevention initiatives and advocacy on important cancer-related issues.


Everyone has a reason to relay. Here are some of the personal stories of those who will be at this year’s Relay for Life.
My first experience with cancer was when I was in second grade and my grandfather died from lung cancer. Ever since then, my family members would share “tips” and “superfoods” that helps with cancer prevention. Cancer became a taboo subject in my family. However, my uncle was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer this year and now everyone’s lost… #whyirelay , to hopefully find a cure in the near future, and to motivate everyone who’s fighting cancer to be strong. Anonymous