Relay For Life videos

About the Irish Cancer Society Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that happens in communities across Ireland, as well as in over twenty countries across the world. At Relay, communities come together to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease by raising awareness and funds that support lifesaving research and care for patients. 

Remembering our loved ones during the Candle of Hope ceremony

At each Relay For Life event, a Candle of Hope ceremony is held at dusk where the track is lit by candle bags that have been dedicated to those lost to cancer and those fighting the disease. Participants walk the track, reading the messages and sharing in the spirit of the event.

Fighting back against cancer at Relay For Life

Teams from Relay For Life from across Ireland talk about how they are uniting for 24 hours in their community to fight back against cancer.

Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a community event celebrating the lives of cancer survivors and remembering those we've lost to cancer. 

Organising a Relay For Life team

Participants from the Irish Cancer Society talk about what happens at Relay For Life.