The Relay for Life Raises Money for the American Cancer Society

Henderson, Nevada-based payment solutions firm ElitePay Global provides a variety of payment-processing equipment and supplies to its customers. Now a successful and growing business with four nationwide locations in addition to its Nevada headquarters, ElitePay Global is able to allocate a portion of its resources to supporting the American Cancer Society.

The Relay for Life is a program of the American Cancer Society through which local groups can organize 24-hour fundraising events. At these events, teams of people walk around a track in shifts and take part in family activities and entertainment throughout the night. Since the relays are conducted by teams who take turns walking, individual participants do not need to stay for the entire night. Event organizers host fundraisers during the relays, and they also educate community members about cancer prevention.

Relay for Life events are local in scale, but throughout communities in more than 20 countries, over 4 million people participate in the program annually, placing it among the world’s largest cancer-fighting programs.