Health advisory regarding the Wuhan Coronavirus

At Singapore Cancer Society the health and safety of everyone is of paramount importance. We seek your kind understanding and cooperation as we implement certain necessary safety precautions for Relay For Life (RFL) in view of the Wuhan coronavirus:  

– If you have returned from Mainland China within the last 14 days prior to the start date of RFL, you should stay at home. 

– In addition, please monitor your health closely, and see a doctor promptly if you are unwell and inform the doctor of your travel history.

– if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), do not attend RFL and see a doctor immediately.

For the Relay Pack Collection (REPC) happening on 1 Feb to 2nd Feb 2020, you can appoint a proxy to collect on your behalf if you are unwell, by submitting a Letter of Authorisation provided below.

Please also appoint a proxy to collect on your behalf if you have returned from Mainland China within the last 14 days prior to the REPC.

Should there be any changes/update to the event, we will keep you posted via our Facebook page.


What is RFL?

Why join us?

Relay For Life (RFL) is a global movement founded in May 1985 by American Cancer Society in Tacoma, Washington. Since then, it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising about $5 billion to fight cancer. Close to 4 million participants take part in RFL across the globe annually, making it one of the world’s largest fundraiser.

Singapore is the 25th member country to organise RFL. Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) aims to rally the local community together to celebrate the lives of those who battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that has taken so much. It is also an excellent platform for cancer survivors, caregivers and volunteers to be recognized, supported and connected via in a strong support system.

Singapore Cancer Society is a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation, which provides patient care services to needy cancer patients, free cancer screening services, promotes cancer awareness and prevention through community outreach programmes. Among our assistance schemes, the Cancer Treatment Fund annually provides financial assistance of approximately $2 million to our beneficiaries.

Relay For Life 2020 hopes to rally at least 7,500 participants and raise $1.1 million to Celebrate the triumph of survivors,  Remember loved ones lost due to cancer, and Fight Back against the disease. To show that “No one fights cancer alone”, participants will walk with cancer survivors on track during the event to signify the continuous fight. 


All cancer survivors at the event join the SURVIVOR’S LAP  (first lap) around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while cheered on by the other participants who line the track.


The LUMINARIA  ceremony takes place after dark, to remember loved ones lost to cancer, honour those who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues.


The emotionally powerful FIGHT BACK  ceremony symbolizes our commitment and action for our loved ones, ourselves, and for our community to fight against cancer!