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 US$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 fundraisers.
Singapore is the 25th member country to organise RFL through the adoption of the movement by Singapore Cancer Society, and sponsorship of TalkMed. Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) aims to rally the local community to celebrate the lives of those who battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has taken many lives. It is also a platform for cancer survivors, caregivers, and volunteers to be recognised, supported and connected via a strong support system.
With a target outreach of 6,000 participants, this community event also seeks to raise $1,300,000 to fund various SCS programmes and services which aims to reduce cancer incidence, increase survivor rates, improve quality of life, and rally greater community action.To accomplish the objectives of Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back, RFL has three special segments during the event to express the importance of cancer journey.
The 100KM Challenge (a non-competitive walk/run around the relay track) will be held at 100PLUS Promenade @ Singapore Sports Hub on 20th April 2024. Challengers who completed the 100KM individually or with their teammates will be entitled to a 100KM Finisher T-shirt.
100KM participants are required to raise $60 per person and more to participate in the challenge and receive their entitlements.My Fight Back Challenge (Non-100KM Challenge)
My Fight Back Challenge is an Open Category Challenge that allows participants to set up their own challenge to show support and fundraise for the cancer community. Participants can pledge to complete an activity within their capability to symbolise their fight against cancer. All activities for the virtual challenge must be recorded within the event period from 20th April 2024 to 30th April 2024.My Fight Back challengers are required to raise $50 per person to participate in the challenge and receive their entitlements (Event Tee, Goodie bag (subjected to availability) & e-certificate).
You can register for the event here with no registration fee. Do note that registration is free, but fundraising/ donation of a minimum amount is needed to receive the entitlement, and to participate in the 100KM challenge.RFL is about rallying the community to come together to support and fundraise for the cancer cause. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation in your registered email inbox. If it does not appear in your inbox, please check your Junk/Spam folder.
Participants must be minimum 13 years old and older, as of 20th April 2024. All participants aged 18 years old and below should be accompanied by parents or guardians and parental/guardian consent should be obtained.My Fight Back Challenge (Non-100KM Challenge)
You can register for the event by clicking on the ‘Register’ button and select to join as ‘An Individual’. There is no registration fee. You will be asked to fundraise/donate a minimum amount to receive the entitlement, and to participate in the 100km challenge.Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email in your registered email. If it does not appear in your Inbox, do check your Junk/Spam folder.
You can only participate in the virtual event.As the physical event will only be held in Singapore, all participants taking part in the physical RFL 2024 will need to be present in Singapore during the event period.
To join an Existing Team, please register here and select 'New Member of Existing Team' option. Remember to use the team code provided by your Team Leader.
There is no maximum number of members for team registration.Please note that one email address can only be used to register for one account (participant). i.e., each participant will need to have their own account to participate in the event.
Yes, all team members can select different categories to participate in RFL 2024. They do not have to participate in the same category as the Team Leader although we highly encourage all team members to participate in the same category (i.e., 100KM Challenge).However, if a team member participates in My Fight Back Challenge, they will not receive the 100KM Finisher Tee.
Each team's minimum fundraising target is totalled up by the number of team members registered. Depending on category selected per team member, the minimum fundraising target will be multiplied.
Please refer to the table(s) below for an example:Example 1.
|Total no. of Team Members
|Total Minimum Fundraising Target for Team A
(15 pax x $60)
|Total no. of Team Members
|Total Minimum Fundraising Target for Team B
(8 pax x $60 and 2 pax x $50)
You can share your public profile page (by clicking the social media icons) with your family and friends and ask them to support you. All donations support the Singapore Cancer Society.
The total amount of funds you’ve raised and the people who donated via your page will be shown in your profile page.
Remember to thank those who’ve supported you! You can find the link in your public profile page after successful login:
When you donate to a team on their team profile page, your donation will be shared evenly amongst all the existing team members. For example, if you give $500 to a team with five members, each member will "receive" $100 from your donation.
When you donate to a team member's profile page, your donation will only go to that member. Donations made to a team member's profile page will not be distributed amongst other team members.Whether you choose to donate to a team or team member, your total donation will be reflected in the overall amount raised by the team.
Yes. All donations made to Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) are eligible for tax deductions of 2.5 times or 250 percent of the qualifying donation amount next tax season. SCS is an approved Institute of Public Character (IPC).A valid FULL NRIC No./FIN/UEN is required for auto-inclusion for tax deduction purposes. Your donation details will be provided directly to Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and the donation deductions will be included automatically in your individual tax assessment. There is no need to declare the donation amount in your income tax return. IRAS will no longer accept claims for tax deduction based on tax-deductible receipts.