Cancer is difficult to understand and coping with a diagnosis is stressful. A donation of $35 will empower one cancer patient with the information they needto better understand their diagnosis and make informed decisions about their health.

Families devastated by a child’s cancer diagnosis face overwhelming emotional, financial, and practical challenges. A donation of $35 enables one family to travel to their child’s life-saving cancer treatment appointment, helping to ease both the financial and emotional burdens of a sick child.

One in five cancer patients cannot get to treatment. A donation of $50 will provide transportation for one cancer patient to a life-saving treatment appointment, so that they can focus on getting well, not on how they will get to treatment.

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and can be very isolating. A donation of $125 will connect one patient with a cancer survivor who has “been there,” providing compassion and emotional support from diagnosis through recovery.

Cancer research is expensive and requires highly specialized equipment. A donation of $300 covers the cost of the cancer cells needed for one research project.

Education and knowledge sharing are key components of cancer research. A Relay team that raises $2,000 will enable a young researcher to attend an important conference, present results of their work and make connections with other researchers in their field.

Clinical trials are the final phase in the testing of new cancer treatments. A Relay team that raises $10,000 will give one cancer patient access to the newest types of cancer treatment through participation in a potentially life-saving clinical trial.

A successful research program relies on high-quality scientists and support staff. A Relay team that raises $20,000 pays for one Master’s student to work and study in a Cancer Society Society-funded lab for one year.

Cancer is a complex disease and battling it requires innovation, creativity, and risk-taking. A Relay For Life event that raises $100,000 will fund one year of an Innovation Grant, enabling the Society to investigate unconventional concepts to combat cancer.