Get Involved

The American Cancer Society urgently needs your help to continue our mission. Because of COVID-19 and the change of many events and decline in donations, our mission is at risk. The research and patient programs you support through Relay are threatened. That’s why it’s urgently important now to get involved in Relay For Life and fundraise… because when you do, you help save lives.


Joining a Relay For Life event is easy. All you have to do is pick your event and sign up. Here are some ways to support the mission:

Team Captains

Want to become a captain of compassion? You’ll make a huge difference by recruiting members, organizing fundraising goals, and supporting your team.


You can join an existing team, or start your own team. Whichever one you choose, we’d love to see you.

Survivors and Caregivers

Survivors and caregivers are the heart of every Relay For Life event. By participating, you can connect with other survivors and caregivers, inspire someone newly diagnosed, lend an ear to someone with a similar situation, and be part of a community where cancer is faced together, not individually.

Why participate as a survivor or caregiver?

If you’d like to join the survivor and caregiver activities at the event, but don’t want to join a team, that’s no problem. Once you’ve chosen the event you’d like to participate in, just select the ‘Walk the Survivor Lap’ option.


Event Leadership Team Training
Relay For Life events wouldn’t be successful fundraisers without passionate event leaders, just like you. And since many Relay events are different, we put together a handful of training materials to help things run as smoothly as possible.
American Cancer Society volunteer
If you want to volunteer for a different event or one of our many services to cancer patients, we have plenty to choose from. No matter how you’d like to help, it is much appreciated.


The American Cancer Society wouldn’t be able to act on its mission without the help of generous people like you. Relay For Life participants collect most of our donations but you can also give independently of Relay. Here’s how:

Cash Or Check
Have cash or checks to deposit? Download the mobile fundraising app today to deposit checks online. Not a registered participant? Either register today or mail in checks to 250 Williams St. Atlanta, GA 30303
Matching Gifts
Many companies will match their employees’ charitable contributions, often dollar by dollar. It’s a simple way to double your donation and give more to the American Cancer Society.
Planned Gifts
Roll donations into your financial and tax planning goals. To find out more, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-1885.

Call 1-800-277-1885


Luminaria Banner

Luminaria bags honor every life touched by cancer. You can dedicate them to a loved one lost, someone currently battling, or anyone who’s overcome it. It’s our way of showing that there’s a light, even in darkness.

When you attend a Relay event, you’ll see small white bags decorated with names and sometimes messages to the people they’re dedicated to. After dark, each Luminaria lit is in remembrance of a life touched by cancer.

When you make a donation for a Luminaria, it helps fund the American Cancer Society’s patient programs and breakthrough research.

Become A Sponsor

You can make a meaningful contribution to the American Cancer Society as a local Relay For Life sponsor. Supporting a local event sends a message that you care about your community. If you or your employer is interested in sponsoring an event, please send us your information by completing the form below.

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Could help provide 8 rides to and from treatment for a breast cancer patient with our Road to Recovery® program.
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Any donation amount helps save lives from breast cancer.

Cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks. We'll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we'll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.  

Together, we'll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.

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