Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the whole community together. Teams with a minimum of 10 people commit to having at least one team member walking around the track at all times.
While they are doing that, a festival of fun and entertainment takes place which unites the community in the fight against cancer.
The money that is raised by Relay enables the Irish Cancer Society to continue its life saving work.
Relay participants are welcomed in the opening ceremony at 2pm sharp on Saturday 11th July, Páirc Charman, Wexford.
Survivors and people currently affected by cancer walk the track to be cheered and supported by everyone in attendance.
A lap to recognize those who have provided support to their loved ones during their cancer treatment.
24 Hour Relay Begins
The teams now pour onto the track to begin the celebration, taking turns walking throughout the 24 hours. This symbolizes the ongoing fight against cancer.
During the event there are several Fun Laps. Some of this years themes are "Neon & Lights Lap", "80's Lap", "Unicorns & Glitter Lap" and the old reliable YMCA lap!
When not walking, participants visit other teams, participate in their activities and support their fundraising.
Candle of Hope Ceremony
Darkness is symbolic of the fear that a patient feels when diagnosed. After sunset we light candle bags to remember those we have lost. The light also shows those affected by cancer that they are not alone.
At the Closing Ceremony we recognise volunteers who helped run the event, acknowledge the hard work, not only of our fantastic teams but of the community who supported it and to remind everyone that we'll continue to fight until cancer is no more.