City of Athens Relay for Life Team

City of Athens Relay for Life Logo
The City of Athens traditionally has a Relay for Life Team to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society and to support local cancer patients with medical-related travel expenses, wigs, scarves and support groups. Based on available records, the City of Athens Relay for Life Team has raised over $100,000 for the American Cancer Society since 1999. 

The City Team works with other support groups such as Eli's Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation which raises funds for Childhood Cancer projects and needs. The City Team also collects cola tabs to support the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis for St. Jude patients' families.

Our 2017-18 team theme is "Standing Strong for 200 Years" in honor of our city's bicentennial.

City of Athens Relay for Life Team's 2017-18 highlights

  • Held the annual Greg Screws: Yes, I'll Comment joint fundraiser with Athens Arts League in July.
  • Gave away freebies to children at Superhero Day in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Distributed information about gynecologic cancers to team members for the Month of Teal in September.
  • Recycled cellphones as a fundraiser.
  • Recycled cola tabs for Ronald McDonald House at St. Jude's.

Upcoming Fundraisers

City of Athens Relay for Life Events and Fundraisers
  • We have a few of the "Standing Strong for 200 Years" Bicentennial themed Relay for Life T-shirts left. Baseball style, $20. Call 256-233-8730.
  • Hope. Fight. Relay. purple garden flags, $15. Call 256-233-8730.
  • City of Athens Christmas ornaments, $10. Call 256-233-8730.
  • April 7, 2018 - Annual City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament at Ingalls Harbor from safelight to 3 p.m. 
first place 2015
  1. Fundraise
The City of Athens Relay for Life Team conducts various fundraisers throughout the year. The fundraisers include a Celebrity Waiters Night, Bass Fishing Tournament, T-shirt sales, and more. Through the community's support of these efforts, the team raised $16,165 during the 2015-16 campaign year.
Aerial view of people forming a ribbon shape in a field
  1. Educate

The City of Athens Relay for Life Team promotes education about treatments, research and prevention. The website provides the latest information from the American Cancer Society.

City of Athens Relay Team 2017
  1. Celebrate
We refuse to let cancer have the last word. Each year, the City Team celebrates victories won at the annual Relay for Life of Limestone County event, traditionally held in May. We cheer those participating in the Survivors Walk, encourage those still battling cancer, and thank those who are supporting our fundraising efforts.

If you are interested in honoring a loved one or supporting our team, please email Team Captain Holly Hollman at