Relay For Life Across ETX

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Relay For Life Across ETX

EAST TEXAS- Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. One person can make a difference. Join a Relay for Life Team somewhere in East Texas this year and be the difference. It’s not too late!

Everyone’s reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You have a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime.

No matter why you take part in Relay, however, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.

There are many moments that create the Relay experience.   Specific details vary by event.  But the key moments that all events share in common are listed below:

Survivors Lap

Relay starts with a Survivors Lap – an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer.   We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony

After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony.  Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.

Fight Back Ceremony

Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer. By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

What Is Relay?

  • Overnight relay-style event
  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and fundraising opportunities
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community

Because it’s a Relay, you’re not required to be there the entire time…but it’s so fun, you’ll probably find it hard to leave!

Sign up for Relay for Life- Join a Team in ETX!

East Texas Relay For Life teams are hard at work to FIND THE CURE! Join a team in your area today and fight!

Cherokee County- June 1, 2012

Delta County- June 22, 2012

Fannin County- June 8, 2012

Henderson County- June 15, 2012

Hopkins County- May 18, 2012

Houston County- May 18, 2012

Hunt County- May 18, 2012

Lamar County- June 2, 2012


If you cannot be present at a Relay for Life event in East Texas you can still make a difference! Donate to a participant, a team or an event.

Dedicate a luminaria!

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