Schools

What is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life is a global fundraising event that brings communities together to celebrate survivors and recognise the unsung heroes – their carers. We honour those we’ve lost during our candlelight ceremony, and we continue to raise funds to support people affected by cancer, fund research and prevention programs.

Teams commit to walking, rolling or running around a track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we.

Youth participation is a fundamental part of Relay For Life events and in 2019 Cancer Council Queensland is bringing Relay For Life to your school. A new and exciting program that means your whole school can now get involved!

Bringing Relay For Life to your school

You can now host your own schools Mini Relay and get your whole school involved in the fun! Your Mini Relay event can be as big or small as you like and is a great way to get students active! Not quite ready for a Mini Relay? Host a Dress Purple Day where your students can show their support by wearing the colour of Relay For Life – PURPLE.

Win amazing prizes

Whether you host a Mini Relay For Life or Dress Purple Day, The highest fundraising school within the state will win $1000 worth of rebel vouchers.

For every Cancer Council Queensland fundraising campaign that your school participates in. You will receive an entry into the draw to win a years’ supply of sunscreen for your school. (Valued at over $1400).

Mini Relay For Life

Get creative by putting your school’s twist on a Relay For Life event. Whether your school hosts a Mini Relay for your school community, invites surrounding schools to introduce a challenge element or simply has the school walk a lap of the track, each step your students take brings us closer to a cancer free future.

Our fundraising team can support you in setting up a mini event within your school and work with you and your students to ensure that you host a successful event, raise funds and have a great time bringing together your school community.

Simply express your interest below and one or our team members will be in touch and help you take the first step in your Relay For Life Journey.

Mini Relay For Life Fundraising Prizes to be won for your students

The top three highest fundraising individuals across the state in 2019 will win some incredible prizes.

Dress purple day

Ditch the uniforms and get your purple on by organizing a dress purple day for your school and ask the students to donate gold coins. Why not make this a fun event for all and host different fundraising activities or help us by hosting a merchandise drive and you could go in the running to win some great prizes if you become the highest fundraising school.

Want to get involved? Simply express your interest below and one of our team members will be in touch to get you started!

Express your interest in schools Relay For Life events

 

  • Mini Relay
  • Dress Purple Day
  • Both