The American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives from cancer. But we can't do it without you. Your donations help us fight all types of cancer, for all types of people, in all types of communities around the globe. Each person who joins Relay For Life can take pride in knowing that they are working towards creating a world free from the pain and suffering of this disease.

Your donations to Relay For Life help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, critical patient care services, education and prevention initiatives, and so much more. Please consider joining a Relay For Life event and fundraising or making a donation today.

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Whether you're looking for tools to help fundraise or ways to connect with other Relay For Life participants, we have you covered.
Team Fundraising Resources
Your first Relay event usually comes with a million questions. Who better to ask than experienced volunteers and team captains? We have a full discussion board and tons of helpful information available to you.
Raise Your Way
Attacking cancer in your community is easier than ever with Raise Your Way! Turn any activity you're passionate about into a fundraiser and manage it entirely on your own. Organize a yoga event, throw a dinner party, or even donate your birthday. Anything goes!


When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Donations are used to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year is helping make a difference.

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.


We appreciate that you're giving your time, passion, and energy to ensure your fundraising and community event is a success. One way we recognize your efforts is through our badges and Fundraising Club program. There are badges and clubs for both individual and team fundraising, along with badges to recognize activity and status levels.
Individual Fundraising Club Levels and Prizes
There are a variety of award gifts available to thank you for your excellence in fundraising. Most of gifts are branded with the Relay For Life logo to help promote the events in your community every time you use or wear them.
Team Fundraising Club Levels
Your team total is used to determine which status your team earns each year. After your event, you'll receive an email with details on how to select and order the prize you'd prefer. Check with your event staff partner if you have any questions.


The generosity people give the Relay community is astounding and deserves recognition. After all, many of the American Cancer Society's lifesaving research and patient programs wouldn't exist without the help of volunteers and their fundraising efforts.
We're excited to introduce the Relay For Life Awards & Recognition program to show appreciation to the passion and commitment, and extraordinary accomplishments toward saving lives from cancer.