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Relay launching Leap Day challenge to fund research

Help spread the word about our "1 Day of Change"

This year is a leap year, with 366 days. So, on Saturday, Feb. 29, our extra day, we are launching a Relay For Life challenge to raise $175,000 – the average cost to fund a research grant for an early career scientist.

All “1 Day of Change” donations will directly support researchers and the vital work they do every day to fight cancer. Researchers like: 

  • Dr. Rebeca San Martin, who learned about cancer at a young age and went on to dedicate her life to research. Today she studies how genes are folded and packaged in the nucleus to better understand prostate cancer. 
  • Dr. Barzin Nabet, who sees cancer research as important and challenging work and currently focuses on translational lung cancer research to better understand which patients respond to certain therapies and why.

Here’s how you can help: 

  • Since word-of-mouth is our most powerful tool, ask your friends and family to donate to your personal Relay page.  
  • Repost social posts from national or local pages leading up to and on February 29. Here are links to our national Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
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