Carleton University Relay for Life

Carleton University Relay for Life is a year-long campaign that encourages the Carleton community to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It culminates in an annual event where members of the Ottawa and Carleton community come together in support of those impacted by cancer and to celebrate their philanthropic achievements with food, entertainment, interactive activities, and inspirational speakers. Over the past ten years Carleton University’s Relay for Life event has managed to raise over $1,000,000 towards cancer research making it one of the largest post-secondary events in Canada.

Carleton’s 2020 Relay for Life event will take place in the Fieldhouse from Friday, March 13th at 7pm until March 14th at 7am.

Why We Relay

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer. Funds raised from Relay for Life support valuable services for individuals with cancer and cancer research. $100 raised covers the cost of 100 people visiting a supportive online community, and $5000 allows a cancer patient to participate in a clinical trial to test potentially life-saving new treatments.

Looking to Get Involved?

You can help to make this year’s Relay for Life a success by becoming an event volunteer! Please fill out the volunteer form and we will have someone contact you.

  • This event runs from March 13 at 7pm to March 14 at 7am.

Stay Connected!

Check out the Carleton University Relay for Life Facebook Page for updates and more information about CU Relay for Life 2020.


Please email the Co-Chairs Daniel Vrbanac and Cole Hickman.

Not sure what to expect? Watch our highlight video!