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The American Cancer Society (ACS) has celebrated 100 years of helping us “celebrate more birthdays.” The theme this year, is “Finish the Fight” – to transform cancer from deadly to preventable. When ACS began, only one in ten lives could be saved from cancer. Today, two in three people diagnosed with cancer are surviving! We are able to celebrate 400 more birthdays every day that would have otherwise been lost. The money raised IS making a difference.
The 12th annual Relay For Life of Yellow Medicine County will be held Friday, June 6 at the Clarkfield Athletic Field. It will go from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight. Same fun at the track with team camp sites, games, and food. There will be a silent auction with some items being auctioned off live at 7:00 p.m. Also, we hope to be having the 5K run/walk to start at 6:00 p.m. Call Rhonda at 320-564-6258 for registration information. The Lions will be serving their hot pork sandwich meal for free will donation at the Fire Hall from 5-7:00 p.m. The Relay program will start at 8:00 p.m. with survivor recognition and luminary lighting at dusk. If you are interested in starting or joining a team, please contact Rhonda at 320-564-6258.
Luminary Pick-up and Drop-off sites – now until June 6.
Help us illuminate the track at Relay For Life with luminary bags in honor or in memory of your loved ones. Luminary bags are available for a $10 donation from any team. There will also be pick-up and drop-off locations at the Granite Falls Hospital, Citizen’s Alliance Bank – Granite Falls, Granite Falls Bank, Friendship Café in Clarkfield, Sanford Canby Clinic Registration Desk and Subway in Canby.