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Is Relay For Life an actual "Relay?"
This is our most common question that we receive. Relay For Life is not an actual Relay or a Race. However, there is a track at the event and people walk the track all night to explore the different campsites.

Tell me about the night of Relay. What is it like?
The night of Relay is one of the greatest events at UGA. It's an amazing experience that you will never forget. Each year about 4,000 people come out to show their support. It is a 12 hour event from 7pm to 7am. There are hundreds of camp sites each with their own unique fund raiser, dozens of local businesses selling their food or other products, all night music, and much more! Entertainment schedule will be made public a few weeks before Relay.

What is the American Cancer Society?
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

When is the event?
The 2011 UGA Relay for Life will be on April 15-16, 2011.

Where is the event?
This years Relay will be at the Intramural Complex off College Station. This location provides more space, lighting, and parking than our previous location.

I want to attend Relay but I'm not on a team. What do I do?
Great! We welcome everyone to the event. Admission can be purchased at the gate.
Admission details will be announced closer to the event.

What is a luminary and how do I buy one?
A luminary is a very special part of Relay For Life. It is a bag lit with a candle that lines the border of the track. Luminaries can be in honor or in memory of someone. Luminaries can be bought at https://www.ugarelay.org/store.

Do I have to stay all night?
No, you do not have to stay all night. However, many exciting events happen all throughout the night leading up to our announcement of the grand total around 7am. We highly encourage you to make plans to stay all night.

What happens if it rains?
If the weather is unfavorable, we will make every effort to still hold our event as scheduled. However, if weather is severe we will make an official announcement on our home page at UGArelay.org if we are forced to change locations. 

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Does all of the money raised throughout the year go directly to the American Cancer Society?
YES! Every penny goes directly to the American Cancer Society. Each year Relay For Life raises about $450 million that funds anything from cancer research to patient aide. You can visit https://www.ugarelay.org/donors for more specific information on the programs and services that the American Cancer Society offers.

The American Cancer Society also provides Cancer Information Services, Patient Support, Hope Lodge for Patients undergoing Treatment, Congressional Lobbying, and many more initiatives. Full information can be found at http://cancer.org/.
How can I become a part of UGA Relay? 
Please visit our Get Involved section to find out numerous ways to be a part of Relay For Life!

How can I start my own team?
Registration for teams will begin in September. Please visit our Team Captain's Corner for more information. 

What is the fundraising/ money requirement for attending Relay or being a part of a team?
General Participants are required to raise $100. In order to receive the event t-shirt, you must meet this requirement.

When will I receive my t-shirt?
If you meet your $100 fundraising requirement, you will receive your shirt about 2 weeks before Relay. 

How do I join a team?

Please visit our registration page at https://www.ugarelay.org/join. A $10 registration fee paid via credit card is required. This $10 goes towards your $100 fundraising minimum.

What does being on a team involve?
Being a part of a team is a fun and great way to help save lives! It requires you to register online, raise $100, and help your team fund raise throughout the year. 

How do I keep up with who has donated to me and how much money I've raised?
You can log-in to your Participation Center at the top of any page.
Please visit our survivors page at https://www.ugarelay.org/survivors/faq.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact [email protected]!