Relay for Life of Bulloch County and Georgia Southern University is coming back in person this year. The event will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6 PM to 10 PM in Downtown Statesboro. This years fundraising goal is $50,000.

Credit: ACS

Relay for Life gives our community an opportunity to Celebrate our Survivors, Remember those we have lost, and Fight Back as a community to end cancer.

Want to get involved?

The best way to learn more about the Relay for Life of Bulloch County and Georgia Southern University is to visit their website by clicking here.

Dedicate a Luminaria

Luminarias honor every life touched by cancer. You can dedicate them to a loved one lost, someone currently battling, or anyone who’s overcome it. When you attend a Relay event, you’ll see the Luminarias decorated with names and sometimes messages to the people they’re dedicated to.

After dark, Relay participants share an emotional moment when each Luminaria is lit in remembrance of a life touched by cancer. Together, we take a moment of silence to remember the loved ones they’re dedicated to. When you make a donation for a Luminaria it helps fund the American Cancer Society’s mission to help save lives.

Purchase a Luminaria by clicking here.

Make a donation by clicking here.

What Is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life is the world’s largest volunteer-based fundraising event. For more then 36 years, communities across the world have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. We strive to make this event as safe as possible and will follow local COVID related guidelines.

At Relay For Life you’ll find community members taking turns walking around a track lined with luminaria bags. You’ll have the opportunity to cheer for local survivors (or participate as a survivor) in our first lap of the day. Caregivers of cancer patients (currently or previously diagnosed) will then be invited to join the Survivors. Local entertainers will keep you energized. As it gets dark, we will light the luminaria bags surrounding the track in a memorable luminaria ceremony. There will be opportunities to fundraise & fight back!

What does the American Cancer Society do?

The American Cancer Society is a volunteer driven, staff supported 501C-3 non-profit organization with the mission statement to “Save Lives, Celebrate Lives & Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.” With over 1.5 million volunteers nationwide, the ACS attacks cancer from every angle through cancer research, education, advocacy and family services. Find out more by visiting cancer.org or calling 1.800.227.2345.

  • $5B invested in research since 1946
  • 3.2M patients served in the last decade
  • 16.9M cancer survivors alive today
  • 1M+ cancer screenings in underserved communities

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