Hundreds to participate in upcoming 2017 Relay for Life of Paulding County event
DALLAS, Ga. – Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite next Saturday (May 20th) for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Paulding County in an effort to free the world of the pain and suffering of cancer. The event is scheduled for next Saturday at Veteran’s Park.
Activities start at 4 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony. Other events throughout the evening include the Survivor’s Lap, the Caregiver’s Lap and the Luminaria Ceremony. During the Relay for Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Numerous teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the American Cancer Society celebrates people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change.
Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for 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 cancer research that will help protect future generations.
In the United States alone, there are more than 3,500 Relay for Life events with approximately 2.7 million participants. Last year, Relay for Life events in the United States raised over 279 million dollars.
For more information about next Saturday’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Paulding County, contact Debbie Freeman at 770-429- 1624 or at .
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 US during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, nearly 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. As the nation's largest private, not-for- profit investor in cancer research, we're finding cures and 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, visit cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800- 227-2345.