Relay For Life 2024: Every cancer. Every life.
Once you raise a minimum of $100, you join our Hope Club, a group of dedicated participants who have achieved this fundraising goal, and you will receive our special Hope Club shirt to wear proudly at your event.
After earning Hope Club status, you will receive an email allowing you to redeem your Hope Club shirt. If you participate in a GoldTogether team, you can choose a GoldTogether Hope Club shirt instead of the traditional shirt.
New in 2024, cancer survivors will be given the option to provide their size for their purple survivor t-shirt during the online registration process for their Relay For Life event. Shirts will ship weekly to the address provided during registration. There is no fundraising requirement for survivor shirts.
The Survivor t-shirt question was added to registration on 11/6/2023. For those that registered prior to the functionality being available, a redemption email was sent to provide shipping address and shirt size.
Returning in 2024, ACS staff partners will order ELT shirts for all event leadership team volunteers. There is no centralized redemption process for ELT shirts in 2024. Although we encourage all ELT members to be part of the Hope Club, there is no fundraising requirement for ELT shirts.
ELT shirts are available for ordering. ACS Staff, view the staff FAQ for ordering instructions.
2024 Shirt FAQs
ACS Staff: Additional staff FAQs are available here.
How often will t-shirts ship?
Starting on or around January 8, 2024, shirts will ship 1-2 times per week.
T-shirts can take up to 3 weeks to arrive depending on the timing of their redemption and when the vendor has a weekly scheduled shipment to go out. Shipments can be sent to a PO Box. Tracking information is unavailable from the vendor.
Can I earn all three shirts?
What if I select the wrong size during registration?
Will fundraising efforts be considered from both online and offline?
Online and offline confirmed income will be included.
If any of these participants are registered for multiple events, will they receive an email for each event?
No, for any registered for multiple events, they will receive one redemption email and t-shirt. Survivors who register for more than one event will only receive one survivor shirt.
What happens if a Hope Club member, survivor, or ELT does not have an email address?
- Hope Club: Please contact your event’s staff partner.
- Survivor: Call 800.227.2345 to get registered as a survivor. T-shirt size will be asked and a shirt will automatically be shipped within 3 weeks.
- ELT: All ELT shirts are ordered by staff in 2024, so no email is required.
How often will emails go out to Hope Club members?
Emails will be sent daily to those who have reached $100 or more in RFL fundraising. The emails go out between 1:30-6pm Eastern Time with the subject line “You’ve earned a Hope Club t-shirt – redeem it today!“.
Will survivor shirts be available at events?
In general, extra t-shirts will not be available at an event. It is important to register before the event to ensure you have a shirt available. Registration is available at http://relayforlife.org or by calling 800.227.2345.
Will we offer team captain t-shirts?
The American Cancer Society continues to remain focused on being the best steward of donor dollars. Because of this, we are no longer offering the Team Captain t-shirt. Each event is encouraged to find new and creative ways to continue to recognize team captains.
What if a participant registers but doesn’t choose the survivor designation during registration?
Please call us at 1-800-227-2345, option 2 for assistance changing your registration. Note that local ACS staff partners cannot change this – only our customer support specialists can.
Will we offer Grand Club / All Star t-shirts?
Will t-shirts be redeemed through Relay Rewards?
Is there a deadline for using the redemption code to obtain a t-shirt?
T-shirts must be ordered by 12/1/2024.