Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises funds for Bermuda’s first radiation therapy initiative.
What is Relay For Life?
Relay For Life of Bermuda is a chance for our community to come together to recognize and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
Relay For Life of Bermuda is organized by Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre alongside a local volunteer committee. Teams of 10–15, which are headed up by a team captain, get together and fundraise for the months leading up to the event. On the event day, teams participate in a relay-style walk or run, challenging themselves to stay on the track overnight. You are invited to stay for the whole event and camp overnight, enjoy the fun activities and attend the moving ceremonies that make Relay For Life so special.
Put your thinking cap on to plan your team theme, campsite decorations and costumes. While it's not compulsory to dress up, many teams do. From superheroes of hope to clowns, pirates and space outfits, dressing in theme is a great way to get your team having fun.
Each person on the team pays a $10 registration fee. There are no age limitations or fitness requirements – Relay For Life welcomes everyone. To join in the fun, register your team online today.
Why do we Relay?
For the past three years, thousands of Bermudians participated in our 1st, 2nd and 3rd annual Relay For Life events. The money raised combined with what we raise in 2017 will go towards bringing Radiation Therapy to Bermuda. The new centre will open in mid-2017.
Some people Relay in memory of a loved one lost to cancer. Some do it to show how proud they are at having survived cancer. Some do it to show they are strong enough to beat cancer. And some simply want to be involved and make a difference. Whatever your reasons, you’ll never forget your first Relay experience!
Relay participants are encouraged to fundraise in the lead up to the event, with all money raised supporting the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s radiation therapy initiative.
You can read personal stories from Relayers to find out more.
Who can participate?
Everyone! There are no restrictions when it comes to Relay. You don’t have to be over 18 to get involved – anyone can do it!
Relay For Life of Bermuda also relies on the generosity of volunteers. Check out the difference you can make by volunteering at Relay. Click here to register today.
When & where does Relay happen?
Our 3rd annual Relay For Life of Bermuda event is taking place on May 12-13th 2017 at 6:30pm.