Relay Connect

Again this year, Relayers will have the opportunity to participate in our incentive program – Relay Rewards. Relay Rewards is a way of thanking our Relay For Life participants for their creativity and passion to raise critical funds for our mission.

What's new in 2022

  • A unified portal to redeem reward points from all American Cancer Society fundraising.
  • You can now choose from a wider variety of items – including items from other American Cancer Society events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
  • Exciting new items to choose from!

A selection of items that can be redeemed from the Relay Rewards store

How do you earn Relay Rewards points?

The point system is driven mostly by individual fundraising. Here’s how to earn Relay Rewards:

  • Raise Funds: $1 = 1 point
  • Fundraising best practices – earn up to 50 bonus points by taking the following actions:
    • Making a personal donation to your page = 10 points
    • Sending an email(s) through your dashboard = 15 points
    • Downloading and accepting a donation through the ACS Fundraising App = 25 points

Once a participant earns 100 points, the lowest point total needed to redeem for Relay Rewards, they can log on to ShopRelayRewards.org, check their point balance, browse, or redeem points in the Relay Rewards system.

Looking to go even further?

What are the program benefits?

  • Relayers can earn branded merchandise that recognizes their hard work and commitment to the Relay For Life movement by awarding points for fundraising and for taking specific actions that lead to more fundraising and engagement with the American Cancer Society.
  • Motivates participants to raise more funds by not only incentivizing them to reach the next level of the program, but also to reach goals within each level of the program.
  • Rewards participants for their fundraising success, as well as additional actions that help to increase fundraising.
  • Offers fundraisers flexibility to spend their points however they wish
  • Allows participants to rollover any leftover points if they register for the next year’s event by the end of the calendar year (Jan. – Aug. events). Fall event participants (Sept. – Dec.) will have until April 1 to register for the next year’s event.

For more information, please visit ShopACSRewards.org.

Haven’t earned 100 points yet and want to get started?

First, sign up for your local Relay and then check out RelayForLife.org/GettingStarted for great ideas to successfully fundraise.