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American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Polk County Adapts to Changes from COVID-19 with Drive Through Luminaria Ceremony

Mena, AR — As communities adjust to continued social distancing practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the local American Cancer Society staff and volunteers have begun to adapt and innovate with upcoming events, including Relay For Life of Polk County. Plans are underway to hold a drive through luminaria ceremony on June 12 beginning at 8 p.m. at Janssen Park.

The Relay For Life event was originally scheduled to take place on May 29, but was suspended due to the continued impact from COVID-19. The American Cancer Society’s top priority remains the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and the cancer patients and their loved ones who rely on us.

The American Cancer Society is grateful for all the dedication of our volunteers and appreciate the sacrifices they make to support our events. The COVID-19 situation has had significant impact on fundraising and the fight against cancer, and our goal is to respond in a way that best meets the health and safety needs of those who rely on us while still working to fund our mission.

Luminaria bags can be purchased at, or at the Union Bank and First Financial Bank drive thru lanes.

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