Submitted by: Stephanie Foster, Communications Manager, American Cancer Society, Inc.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with 4 million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and risk reduction efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them.

For many companies in the Philadelphia area, Relay For Life provides an ideal way to combine teambuilding with helping those with cancer receive critical services. By forming a Relay For Life corporate team, local businesses can unite their employees in an event that is both fun and an important way of helping cancer patients in their own communities.

Forming a team is easy! Visit and find an event near you. Then, sign up, set a goal, and start fundraising. Some ideas for fundraising events include company breakfasts, outings to sporting events and raffles, as well as asking friends, family and business associates for their support.

“Relay For Life is a chance to make the greatest impact in the fight to end cancer,” said Marissa Grossman, Senior Manager, Relay For Life, East Central Division. “Many participants are our loved ones who have faced cancer themselves. Each new team brings us one step closer to saving more lives.”

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

To get involved with an event near you, visit