Welcome to the University of Florida's chapter of College's Against Cancer

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer

What is Relay For Life?

Our History

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. 

Celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue their fight. 

Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, those who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve. 

Fight back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease. 

Our Mission

Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to saving lives from cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities. Here at the University of Florida, we are reminded that the problems facing our planet are bigger than any one person. One organization. One university. But together, we're solving them- because positive change goes further when we work as a team. Cancer bites, but Gators chomp back!

Our Event

Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do we.Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.