Relay For Life

Airswift's annual campaign for cancer awareness and fundraising

Every year, our global offices come together to raise funds and awareness for cancer care as part of the global Relay For Life initiative.

The Relay For Life movement is the world's largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Communities and individuals across the globe unite in the fight against cancer as they form teams and raise critical funds. Cancer is an illness that knows no boundaries and affects so many of us on a personal level.

Airswift is passionate about this cause and our goal is to promote cancer research and education and raise funds for various cancer societies around the world.

Each year our offices come together for a global virtual Relay For Life to raise funds and awareness for cancer care. Divided into regional teams, each office location hosts a variety of events to bring awareness and raise funds to support a local cancer society and organisation.

We hope to make a positive impact on people's lives. You can join the movement by following our progress each year.

Be part of Airswift's Relay For Life and join the movement - I Hope For 2020

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With the current health situation we are all facing, this year will require more creativity, but we are certain we can make an imapct. We have brought back our #IHopeFor campaign, asking "What do you hope for?" Between July and October, Airswift teams around the world will plan socially distanced or virtual events to raise funds and awareness through physical activity. Our team goal is to raise $40,000 USD.

Learn more about each region’s fundraising progress and events by clicking below

Why do we Relay? Watch our video to learn more about Airswift Relay For Life

TEAM EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, & AFRICA

Team EMEA DUC

Fundraising Target

$8,500 USD

 

Event Torchbearers

Danny Weinberg, Chris Marland, Pete Oversby, Tara Winch, Caroline Porter, Alastair Norton and Kerri Brinkhurst

Charities Supported

  • Our London & Manchester teams will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, The Christie, Manchester Mind and Cancer Research UK
  • Ducatus UK will be raising funds for their local Maggie's Centre
  • Employees in the Middle East will be hosting a variety of events to raise money for Friends of Cancer Patients
  • Our Angola office will be raising funds for Centro Nacional de Oncologia

TEAM AMERICAS

Team Americas

Fundraising Target

$10,000 USD

Event Torchbearers

Mirta Carbajal, Sam Wursteisen, Priscila Ribeiro, Shannon Ramnarain, Alexandra Esteves Velloso, Maria Gonzalez, Mariana Monteiro, Mariana Suarez, Juliana Bernardes Mader Moutinho, Mariana Santos, Rosilaine Silva, and Raissa Lacombe

Charities Supported

  • Team USA will be participating in the #Fit2Be Cancer Free 3-week step challenge and raising money for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Houston
  • Team Canada will be raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society 
  • Team Brazil will be raising funds for Casa de Apoio a Crianças com Câncer Santa Teresa

TEAM ASIA PACIFIC

Team ASPAC

Fundraising Target

$18,000 USD

 

Event Torchbearers

Wan Nordin, Inavalavu Geno, Juliana Nottar, Hermawan Yudianto, Hasanuddin Suni, Gina Kim, and Vincent Wang

Charities Supported

  • Team Singapore will be raising money for Singapore Cancer Society
  • Team Malaysia will be raising funds for their local National Cancer Society Malaysia
  • Team Papua New Guinea will be raising funds for the PNG Cancer Foundation and hosting the annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon in October
  • Team Indonesia will be raising funds for Batam Women’s Build and Habitat for Humanity Indonesia
  • Teams in China will be raising funds for New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation
  • Teams in Australia and New Zealand will be raising funds for Cancer Council Australia

TEAM CIS

Team CIS

Fundraising Target

$3,500 USD

 

Event Torchbearers

Artyom Shcheglov, Maia Velijanashvili, Rafi Mahmudov and Khalid Karim

Charities Supported

  • Team Russia and Team Kazakhstan will be raising money for by Podari Zhizn, a Russian charity that helps children, adolescents and young adults suffering from various forms of cancer
  • Team Azerbaijan will be raising funds to donate a water tank to an institution for mentally and physically disabled
  • Team Georgia will be visiting hospitals where children have cancer and donating items

Airswift Relay For Life

  • Hosted the first ever global virtual Relay For Life event in 2016
  • Since then, we have raised nearly $200,000 
  • Supporting more than 30 various cancer societies and organizations 

What is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life (RFL) is a global movement founded in May 1985 after Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours raising money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising $5 billion to fight cancer. Close to 4 million participants take part in RFL across the globe annually, making it one of the world's largest fundraisers.

Why do we Relay?

Cancer causes about 1 in every 6 deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. It is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, following cardiovascular diseases. By 2035, the global burden is expected to reach 24 million new cancer cases and 14.6 million cancer deaths solely due to the growth and aging of the population.

However, 1 in 3 cancer deaths could be avoided through prevention, early detection and innovative treatments. 50% of the most common cancers can be prevented without medical intervention through exercise, proper eating and sleeping habits, vaccination and sun protection. 

In addition to promoting wellness, working together and making a global impact on cancer research and education, through Relay For Life we celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and allows us to fight back against cancer.

"We are thankful to Airswift for putting their hand up to join the fight against cancer in PNG. It will help more Papua New Guineans receive awareness on the importance of early screening and detection through our education and awareness programs."

Pricillar Napoleon, PNGCF Executive Manager