Education and Awareness is a vital part of the community aspect in Relay for Life Donegal.

In 2016 we introduced a new Module for schools to participate in, under 3 different headings: Research / Awareness / Fundraising. The 3 modules are undertaken as part of a 13 hours study programme and on completion a Certificate and Lapel Badge will be issued to each student.

The programme was designed in conjunction with and piloted by two Donegal schools (Loreto Letterkenny and Mulroy College, Milford) and the feedback from both students and teachers has been very positive. We are extremely grateful to both schools for their support.

Relay for Life Donegal believe that engaging students in the Education and Awareness Programme affords them an opportunity to educate themselves and others in the area of cancer prevention. This is achieved by focusing on the positive impact that healthy lifestyle choices, such as stopping smoking, physical activity and a healthy diet, have on reducing the risk of cancer.

Cancer education is essential at the secondary school level. The healthy informed habits students learn early in life will stay with them as they grow into adulthood. These good habits will help them stay well and reduce their risk of serious disease, including cancer. It also provides students and their peers with an outstanding character-building experience as they become part of Ireland’s largest movement to end cancer.

Please get in touch at   OR telephone Robert on 087-2716344 if your school would like to take part in the programme.

We hope that the completed Relay for Life / Irish Cancer Society Modules can become an integral part of students work for other awards such as – An Gaisce Award/John Paul Award / President Award / Young Scientist Award . (This list is not exhaustive)

EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IS VITAL to ensuring we achieve this and live the Relay Mission of:

Celebrate – Those living with and surviving a Cancer diagnosis

Remember – Those we have lost to this horrible disease

Fight Back – Raise awareness of cancer and create a WORLD which will one day be CANCER FREE.


DOWNLOAD – Letter to School Principals- Education and Awareness Programme

DOWNLOAD – Record Sheet – Education and Awareness Module Booklet

DOWNLOAD – Secondary School Awards Modules