In 2019, more than €4,200,000 was raised in 28 different municipalities, by more than 1509 teams, 700 volunteers, 75108 participants, by and for 4300 Survivors (people with or after cancer) and also thanks to tens of thousands of visitors. Since 2018, part of the money collected goes to the "Relay for Life Grants" of the Foundation against Cancer.
Local initiatives that benefit the well-being of patients and their families can apply for support from the Foundation against Cancer. These "Relay for Life Grants" are financed with a part of the money that the Levenslopen, in the region of those initiatives, raised. With the Relay for Life Grants, the Foundation against Cancer:
- To meet the growing needs in the field that do not fit within the current support possibilities of the Foundation Against Cancer;
- To finance local projects in the communities where Relay for Life is organised. Relay for Life is primarily organised to show solidarity with the Survivors and their families. It is therefore only logical that part of the income is returned to local projects for Survivors and their families.
All the Relay for Life's now know which projects in their region will be supported in 2019 by the formidable efforts of the committees, volunteers and sympathizers during, before and after their 24-hour Relay for Life. A total of € 271,859 was allocated to 69 projects.
In 2018, the Foundation Against Cancer set up an independent council of experts and patients and relatives, which assessed which projects were eligible. All actors within the medical and psychosocial network of a region were able to submit an application. The possible destination was deliberately kept wide open in order to be able to meet local needs in reality.
To see the complete list of laureates and their projects, click here.