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Mini Relay For Life Event This Sunday

By Staff | Jul 28, 2011

Palo Alto County Relay For Life was rained out last month, so organizers have scheduled a “Mini Relay” for this Sunday, July 31.

Mini Relay For Life will be held on the Courthouse Square, downtown Emmetsburg, from 4 to 10 p.m.

The event will begin with a Survivors Walk at 4 p.m., according to chairman Deb Harris.

Entertainment will be presented throughout the evening and there will be games for the walkers. Some of the participating teams will be selling food.

The Luminary Ceremony will be held at dusk. There is still time to purchase luminaries by contacting Sherri Freeman at 712-852-4359.

Relay For Life is a family oriented event for teams of walkers and community members. Area residents who are not part of a team are invited to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the evening.

Money raised by Relay For Life directly benefits people in this community. Through the Relay For Life event, the American Cancer society distributes funds to support cutting edge cancer research and helps cancer patients with questions. They publish livesaving literature on cancer prevention, detection and tobacco issues, and the American Cancer Society has worked to develop a new generation of weapons to fight cancer. Join the teams of Relay For Life in the fight against cancer.