Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to answer any questions you might have about Relay For Life. For general questions, please visit our Learn About, Get Involved, or Fundraising pages or contact your local contact for further assistance. You can also call us at 1-800-227-2345, press #2.

Is this a run?

No, Relay For Life is a community-based walk event. While your event may have opportunities to run the track, we encourage teams to take turns walking the track.

Is there a registration fee?

While most events do not include a registration fee - this may vary depending on your location. Find your closest Relay For Life for more details.

How can I register additional family member or team members?

All registered participants must sign up using their own email address to create an account. If you wish to register an immediate family member (child or spouse) please use their account or contact us at 1-800-227-2345, option #2.

Is there a fundraising minimum?

While we encourage you to set a personal fundraising goal and try and meet or exceed it, participants are not required to raise a minimum amount.

I have money to turn in, where do I take it?

Checks can be deposited via our mobile app. Download the app to deposit checks here. Before and after the event, checks can be mailed to the ACS address specified on your local event website.

All donations on the day of the event can be turned in at the registration tables. Please have it in a sealed envelope.

Do I get prizes for fundraising?

The Relay Rewards program is our way of thanking you for your creativity and passion. You’ll earn points for every dollar raised online to help us defeat cancer.

If I signed up last year, will I be able to access last year's address book and fundraising page?

As long as you sign up with the same username and password as last year, you'll be able to access your personal address book, list of donors, and fundraising page from the year before. This will make it easier than ever to get started!

I’ve already created a fundraiser on Facebook. Can I connect it to my fundraising for Relay For Life?

Facebook Fundraisers linked to your Relay For Life fundraising need to be started either from your fundraising Dashboard or ACS FUNdraising app. Once you are registered, simply click the blue “Continue with Facebook” button and grant your one-time access within Facebook to begin!

What do I need to bring with me to the event?

Please bring any donations you have to turn in. Strollers, wagons, walkers and wheelchairs are all welcome on the walk. Don't forget to wear your Relay Purple and comfortable shoes!

Do I need to register or check-in when I get there?

Although it may vary by event, typically we ask that everyone stops and checks in at our registration location as we cannot wait to meet you all!

Are animals permitted?

At most Relay events, only properly documented service dogs are allowed at the event. Check your local event website for more details.

Do I receive a t-shirt for my registration?

T-shirts are available to Hope Club members who fundraise a minimum of $100. Hope Club members will receive an email with a link to order their Hope Club T-Shirt within 2 weeks of qualifying.

Do I receive a t-shirt if I am a Cancer Survivor?

Yes! Cancer Survivors that register online will receive a survivor shirt shipped directly to them. There is no fundraising requirement for Survivor shirts.

I would like some Relay For Life merchandise, how do I purchase it?

Relay For Life merchandise is available for sale in our online store. You can scroll all the way to the bottom of this page for the link or visit

If you have a question that is not answered above, call us 7 am – 7 pm 7 days a week at 1-800-227-2345. For questions about a specific Relay For Life location, please contact your local American Cancer Society representative.


Relay Gear

Fundraisers earn points for every dollar raised to redeem for Relay products and swag through Relay Rewards. You can also purchase Relay gear through the ACS Event Shop.

Would you like to kickstart your fundraising by making a donation?
Your team name last year.
This team doesn’t have a leader.
Would you like to lead the team or join the team?

This isn’t what I wanted.

Do you have a discount code? (optional)
Could help provide free access to 24-hour information and support via phone, email, and online chats for one person.
Could help provide free access to 24-hour information and support via phone, email, and online chats for two people.
Could help provide 8 rides to and from treatment for a breast cancer patient with our Road to Recovery® program.
Could offer a cancer patient and their caregiver one night of free lodging at a Hope Lodge® location.
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.

Please enter a valid zip code
Please enter at least three letters of the city name.
Please choose a state.
Please enter at least three letters of the event name.
Please enter at least three letters of the team name.
Please enter at least three letters of the first or last name.
Zip Code
First Name
Team Name
Enter First Name
Enter Team Name