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Relay for Life

May 12, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - May 13, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

Seattle Atheists is participating in this year’s Relay for Life event, and we’re looking for volunteers like you! There are all sorts of ways you can help out. You can make a donation to support participants or the Seattle Atheists team, or join us during the walk. You can also help us with various fundraising activities during the time leading up to the event.

When and Where?

Date: May 12 – 13, 2012
Start Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Dempsey Stadium, University of Washington

What to Expect

1. Relayers are welcomed in the Opening Ceremony.

2. Relay starts with the Survivor Lap, when survivors walk to celebrate their victory over cancer.

3. The Caregiver Lap recognizes those who have given care to cancer patients.

4. All of the Relay teams are invited to walk together during the Opening Lap.

5. Luminaria bags and candles are lit during the Luminaria Ceremony to honor loved ones who have passed or are fighting the disease.

6. Individual Walking is observed throughout the night with Family Games, Activities, and Entertainment.

7. The Fight Back Ceremony helps close the event. Relayers take a final lap and pledge to take action and spread awareness of cancer research, treatments, and prevention.

Get Involved

Click here to visit Seattle Atheists’ team page.

From there you can make a donation or become a team member. The cost to join is $15, but since Seattle Atheists has already registered the team, you can send a message to seattleatheists@seattleatheists.org to request instructions on how to join for free. Remember that we need a lot of volunteer power to set up and man the booth, walk laps, and clean up.

Have you survived a battle with cancer, or know someone who has? We’re looking for cancer survivors to honor and take part in the Survivor Lap.

We need fundraising ideas! Let’s work together to meet and exceed our fundraising goals. Please don’t hesitate to share your ideas.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


May 12, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
May 13, 2012 @ 5:00 pm


University of Washington
Seattle, WA United States