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 we encourage schools to get involved. It’s a fun and exciting way to get your whole school involved for a good cause!

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.

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.

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.

Express your interest in schools Relay For Life events

Register your Mini Relay For Life or Dress Purple Day here.