Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on 4 Jan 2023
General

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.
RFL celebrates life and, most importantly, a cancer survivors' victory over the disease. The event also recognises and celebrate Guardians who give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers facing cancer.
Candles are lit inside personalised bags as glowing tributes to those who have been affected by cancer. To remember people, we have lost to cancer, honour people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those who continue fighting.
This emotionally powerful event inspires Relay For Life participants to take action. It symbolises the emotional commitment each of us can make in the fight against cancer. The action taken represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer all year-round and commit to saving lives.
100KM Challenge

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).
Registration
4th January 2024 to 31st March 2024 2359hrs.

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.
100KM Challenge

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)
All participants aged 18 years old and below should be accompanied by parents or guardians and parental/guardian consent should be obtained.
Yes. You are required to register for a new account.

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.
We believe that no one fights cancer alone thus, we encourage participants to join this meaningful event together with their families, friends, colleagues.
You will receive a confirmation email to your registered email address upon successful registration.
This could be due to the following reason(s):
  • There could be an error in the email address used for registration, so the registration email confirmation was unable to be sent to the correct email address.
  • The email has been blocked by your mail server and/or is treated as a Junk/Spam email.
Should you require further assistance, please email rfl@singaporecancersociety.org.sg. Kindly include your registered name and mobile number, and we will get back to you within 1 to 3 working days.
Please note that one email address can only be used once to register for the event. To register another participant, you will have to use another email address.
Yes. You can login to your profile to edit your t-shirt size or mailing address before 31st March 2024. We will not allow any more changes after the deadline. For further assistance, email rfl@singaporecancersociety.org.sg.
You are required to select your preferred category at the point of registration. You will not be able to change via your profile after registration. For further assistance, email rfl@singaporecancersociety.org.sg.

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.
Please email rfl@singaporecancersociety.org.sg. Include your registered name and mobile number, and we will get back to you within 1 to 3 working days.
Team Registration
To register for a New Team, please register here and select the 'Team Leader of a New Team' option and a team code will be issued to the Team Leader. Remember to share the team code to the rest of your team members to use during their registration..

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.
For corporate registrations, please email us at rfl@singaporecancersociety.org.sg and our friendly team will assist you further.
The fundraising amount are considered donations. As such, there are no discounts. However, we do encourage all participants to spread awareness and fundraise amongst your family, friends and follower.

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.
Team Name Total no. of Team Members Selected Category Total Minimum Fundraising Target for Team A
Team A 15 100KM Challenge
15 Participants
$900
(15 pax x $60)
Example 2.
Team Name Total no. of Team Members Selected Category Total Minimum Fundraising Target for Team B
Team B 10

100KM Challenge
8 Participants

My Fight Back Challenge
2 Participants
$580
(8 pax x $60 and 2 pax x $50)
As a team, all members will need to achieve the total team target amount of donations to be raised. If the total team target is not reached, only individual team members who have achieved their minimum fundraising target will receive their entitlement and be allowed to participate in the 100KM Challenge.
Fundraising & Donations

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.
All e-Tax Deductible Receipts will be issued 1-2 weeks by Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) after a successful donation. We will help to submit your tax deduction to IRAS as long as you provide a valid FULL NRIC No./FIN/UEN when making the donation.
GST is not chargeable on donations.
The available payment options are via Credit Card or Debit Card only. This is done via Red Dot Payment, a secure payment platform.
Transfer of Participation & Refund of Donations
All participant slots are strictly non-transferable.
No. Registration is non-transferable, and donations are non-refundable.
All donations are strictly non-refundable.
No. All donations are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable.
All donations raised will be channelled towards funding SCS programmes and services to help the cancer community, our beneficiaries, and their families. Donations are non-refundable.

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