Greenwood, Ark. – 22 March 2017 – On May 6, 2017, teams of local families, friends, businesses, places of worship, and residents will help save more lives from cancer at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sebastian Greenwood. The event will take place from 4 PM to 10 PM on May 6, 2017, at the Greenwood Town Square.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams raise funds in the months leading up to the event.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015. Last year, 150 people participated in the Relay For Life of Sebastian Greenwood and raised over $31,000.

Dollars raised enable the Society to help people facing the disease today, educate people about how to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it early when it’s the easiest to treat, and fund groundbreaking cancer research.

It is thanks to the dedication of Relay teams that the Society can continue its mission and help save lives.

Community members can get involved in the event by forming a team or making a donation to the Relay For Life of Sebastian Greenwood. Visit to learn more about the event, or contact Peggy White, Relay For Life event chair, at 479.322.0899 or

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit