From 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, the American Cancer Society holds its 7th-annual Relay for Life at Beardsley Park, 12755 Beardsley Road in Sun City West.

We need survivors! Cancer survivors will be honored with a victory lap and dinner (provided by Sardella’s Pizza & Wings). Survivors can sign up and receive a free survivor tee shirt. You do not need to be on a team to join the Survivor Victory Lap.

We need teams! Groups put together teams and walk around the track. Only one person needs to walk at a time, and no one will be walking during the ceremonies. Clubs, neighbors, friends, families, organizations, businesses: Join the Prides, Automotive/Restoration Club, SCW Leather Carvers, Sun City Team, Sun City Grand Sluggers, Wal-Mart, SCW Women’s Club and others to help this important cause.

Peoria Nissan is a Presenting sponsor and Home Instead has a Gold sponsorship. They both also have teams.

The Automotive/Restoration Club will be hosting a mini car display. You’ll see some cars that you haven’t seen before.

There will also be entertainment and team fundraisers for cancer research. Get information on how the American Cancer Society can help you and what resources are available.

It’s a fun day right here in Sun City West. Opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. Around 6 p.m. there will be a closing ceremony. Then the luminaria bags will be lit. Don’t miss this special ceremony! Anyone can dedicate a luminaria to those who have won, lost, or are fighting cancer.

We ask for a $10 donation to dedicate a luminaria. (Luminaria can be purchased at the relay). Let’s Celebrate-Remember-Fight Back together.

Anyone interested in signing up as a survivor, dedicating a luminaria, making a donation, joining a team or starting a team of your own visit the website or contact Marilynn Shaw at 541-980-4444 or for a form or additional information.

Thank go to the Recreation Centers of Sun City West and the Sun City West Foundation for hosting this event.