Pine Ridge Restaurant Holds Relay For Life Fundraiser

Cancer survivors, caregivers honored at Relay For Life

The sheer number of faces recognized can be overwhelming, with the realization how many people's lives are touched by cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change.

More than $160,000 has been raised to date in this year's effort, according to Jessica Poff, community manager with the area American Cancer Society chapter.

Center Street in Merrill is the latest supporter of the popular Relay For Life of Merrill which annually raises over $60,000 for the fight against cancer.

Organizers moved this year's "Relay for Life" from in front of Old Main at Minot State University to inside the MSU Dome, due to weather.

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The annual Relay For Life of Butler County coped with some unseasonably warm temperatures on Friday, June 9 at Butler County Memorial Field in David City.

Walsh described Putnam's Relays for Life as "sister relays-not competitive relays". "Another one of our wonderful volunteers, Tina Aulabaugh of Brewster, previous year organized a team and took part in the Patterson Relay".

"We've been affected by cancer", said Schmid.

For more information about ACS programs and services, go online to www.cancer.org or call the ACS cancer helpline 1-800-227-2345.

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