The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishin

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. Community-based Relay For Life events also raise much-needed funds and awareness to support the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Together we can create a world with more birthdays - where cancer can never claim another year of anyone's life.

Anyone can participate in Relay For Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates, sports teams - anyone can form their own team. No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. Search for your local Relay event from any page on RelayForLife.org.

1. Double the lives saved from cancer.

2. Reduce the incidence of cancer by 25 percent.

3. Improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families.