What is relay for life

Taking place for the first time in the UAE on November 17th – 18th. Relay for Life is an inspiring overnight community event with plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track for 24 hours.  Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.

Taking place for the first time in UAE, Relay for Life gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Friends of Cancer Patients.

People from all walks of life will walk around a track at their own pace during the event. Relay For Life is for people of all ages and fitness levels – anyone can take part!


One person can make a difference – join and help us finish the fight

I’ve told all my siblings and all my friends to get their mammograms and colonoscopies, and not to put it off. If I can get one more person to get that test they need, I’m saving a life.


The American Cancer Society was a major resource for me. They gave me a wig and scarves, as well as referrals for rides to treatment.