Relay for Life Coming up June 3rd


The Relay for Life is a charity event that Nashoba has been doing for over 15 years. Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society by having multiple relay teams and volunteers helping out around the track. The relay teams get to set up a tent on the side of the track and choose a way to raise money. You could do a bake sale, raffle baskets, mini-games, etc. In the past, students have shared links on social media for their fundraiser, decorated luminaria for the luminaria ceremony, sold food outside the relay, and more. Relay for Life has been going on for over 36 years altogether, and it’s a really great charity event

The American Cancer Society says its mission is to “Save lives, Celebrate lives & Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.” At Relay for Life, you celebrate caregivers and cancer survivors and take time to remember and cherish those we have lost. There is a Luminaria ceremony where you light candles inside bags and honor those lost and those who have survived. At Relay for Life you fight back, invite all your friends and family to help raise money for your team, or just make donations in general.

If you choose to join or make a relay team you can set up your tent and booth on the inside of the track. Students who are under 18 need a chaperone on their team. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and cash for shopping! If you are setting up a tent bring chairs, all the materials you need for your fundraiser, plastic bins to carry things(in case it rains), a laminated sign for your tent, the ACS fundraising app downloaded, and portable phone chargers. The average amount of people for a relay team is about 10, but you can have more or less. 

Relay for Life is taking place on June 3rd this year from 6-11 P.M. You can gain 5 hours of community service from Relay for Life (or more) and still have a great time. So far there are 7 teams signed up, and hopefully, there will be more to come! To sign up check your email for the latest newsletter, and scroll down to see the flyer for Relay for Life.