The National Cancer Society of Malaysia’s Relay For Life is a high-spirited event where everyone in the community can join in the fight against cancer. It is a day filled with fun, comradeship and festivities. It is a time when people you know and people you don’t know team up to raise public awareness about cancer in the community and to raise funds to find the cure.
Relay For Life began in 1985 in Tacoma, Washington when Dr. Gordon Klatt walked for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. He raised $27,000 that first year. Since then, Relay For Life events around the world have raised a billion dollars to support programmes aimed at eliminating cancer.
On Relay Day, team members take turns walking around the track to ensure that someone is on the track at all times. We don’t sleep that night because cancer never sleeps