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2017 Kandiyohi County

The Kandiyohi County Relay for Life is July 21

Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Willmar Middle School Track

The Relay For Life started in Tacoma, Wash., in 1985, when Dr. Gordon Klatt ran and walked solo around the track at the University of Puget Sound, raising $27,000 for the fight against cancer. The next year 19 teams joined him on the track — relay style — and the Relay For Life was born. Communities all across the world now participate in Relay For Life events. They have chosen to take up the fight and make a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer. Kandiyohi County will hold its 24th Annual Relay For Life July 21 at the Willmar Middle School track. The Relay For Life is a family-friendly event with activities, food and entertainment.

Activities 4 – 8 p.m. 5 – 8 p.m. 5 – 8 p.m. 5 – 9 p.m. 5 – 11:30 p.m. 5 – 11:30 p.m. 5 – 11:45 p.m.

luminaries available for $10 donation at the Willmar Middle School Track Survivor registration - Cancer Survivors are encouraged to register at Relay and participate in the Survivor Lap Supper for a suggested $5 donation (while supplies last) Knockerball (back by popular demand) Silent auction (must be present to pick up items) Garden of Hope- all are welcome to spend time here Relay For Life team activities/fundraisers are open to the public. Food, games and much more. Please support their efforts in fundraising for Relay For Life of Kandiyohi County. DJ music from J-Mark Entertainment

We invite you to join us for a night dedicated to:  CELEBRATE the lives of those who have battled cancer,  REMEMBER the loved ones lost to the disease, and  FIGHT BACK against a disease that takes too much.

Opening Ceremony 6:30 p.m.

Welcome to Relay Team Captain and Event Leadership Team Recognition Invocation

Funds raised from this event go toward supporting the efforts of the American Cancer Society through research, education, advocacy and patient services. We are dedicated to creating a world with more birthdays and less cancer. This event is made possible by the work of many volunteers and generous donors. Thank you to all the Relay For Life teams, volunteers, our corporate sponsors and all our supporters who donated goods and services. We could not do this without you. “Twelve hours. It can stretch out forever when you’re waiting to hear the report on a biopsy. It can literally evaporate when it’s the last hours spent with a dying loved one, or it can bring hundreds of people together in the fight against cancer through Relay For Life.” Be a part of a world with more birthdays. Support Relay For Life! See you there!

Luminaria Ceremony and Survivor Lap 8:15 p.m.

Sponsor Recognition Introduction of Honorary Survivors and Caregivers Survivor Lap and Survivor Recognition

Closing Ceremony 11:45 p.m.

Final Team Lap Midnight Clean up begins

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2017 Honorary Survivors

Naomi Mahler of Willmar and Mark Rew of Svea are the 2017 Kandiyohi County Relay for Life honorary survivors. For more on their stories, see the Extra section in today’s West Central Tribune, page C1.

Submitted photo

Clay Conover / Tribune

Mark Rew, honorary cancer survivor, prepares to receive chemotherapy June 30 at the Willmar Regional Cancer Center at Rice Memorial Hospital.


Naomi Mahler, second from left, is one of two honorary survivors for the 2017 Kandiyohi County Relay for Life event set for July 21. She is joined here by her husband, Todd Lynum, from left, her daughters, Grace and Sofia Lynum, and LaNell Koenig in a family photo before Mahler’s last chemotherapy session in May 2017.

RELAY EVENT LEADERSHIP TEAM Michelle Dalle - Event Team Lead Penny Harlander Tim Johnson Kevin Kummrow


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Leah Trulock - Community Manager with ACS

Lets put an end to cancer!

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2017 RELAY TEAMS, ACTIVITY & FUNDRAISERS Support your favorite team by coming on out to the track Relay For Life teams/campsite activity/fundraisers (Campsite activity/fundraisers are subject to change)

Calvary Crusaders

Family Practice Fever

Captain: Shane Baker Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Snack in a Sack (Chex Mix)

Captain: Maria Loerzel, MD Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Knockerball from 5 to 8 p.m.

Cash Wise Camron’s Crew

Friends on a Mission

Captain: Niki Dresser and Jill Roschild Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Bouncy House for Kids

Captain: Tammy Schirm Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Hair Hut

Concorde Bank

Captain: Janet Haugen Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Jake’s Pizza at 8:30 p.m., root beer floats and popcorn

Captain: Loydene Bernhagen

Cowgirls Kickin’ Cancer

Hearts of Hope

Captain: Jeannie Hoverud

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Crow River Crusaders Captains: Bonnie Zink and Barb Johnson

Captain: Tara Glenz Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Knockerball from 5 to 8 p.m., lemonade stand, fresh carnations

Families Holding on to Hope

Kicked Cancer’s Booty!

Captain: Jennifer Van Eps Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Pallet signs, photo booth, games for kids and food

Captain: Tosha Priverte and Kelsey Lloyd





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Proud to join the fight against Cancer.

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In Kandiyohi County, on average, 243 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each year and 86 people lose their fight against the disease. In Minnesota, more than 29,000 individuals will be diagnosed with cancer this year. In 2016, the American Cancer Society served a total of 64 people in Kandiyohi County with patient-related information or programs.

Lake Region Bank

Team Fix It

Captain: Nancy Strand Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Plinko game

Captain: Heather Thompson

Munszy’s Mighty Eagles

Captain: Michelle Dalle Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Popsockets, glitter temporary tattoos and bracelets

The MACCRAY Mountain Movers

Captain: Tanya Rosenau Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Carnival games, baked goods, candy/fruit Snacks, juice boxes and more

Norway Lake Bobbers Captains: Joanne Thompson and Marilyn Dunn Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Fish pond and book sale

Rew Crew

Vega Captain: Karen and Patrick Thibault Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Pretzels and popcorn, face painting and stargazing through a telescope (weather permitting)

Walgreens Warriors Captain: Sommer Stafford

Captain: Karen Schwieso Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Popcorn treats, trail mix, water bottles and bracelets

Rock & Ride For The Cure Captain: Mary Peterson Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Pizza from O’Neils, glow-in-the-dark hair extensions and sunglasses

St. Mary’s Marchers Captains: Helaine Bolter and Joan Kuhn Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Special K bars on a stick, homemade caramel rolls, grilled hamburgers & hot dogs

Walmart Sam’s Smiling Striders Captain: Kevin Kummrow Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Taco In A Bag

We’re Making Strides Captain: Mary Sawatzky Campsite Activity/Fundraiser: Selling jams and jellies

Zak’s Team Captain: Kim Madsen

Every contribution gets us closer to a cure.



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SEE HOW WE’VE GROWN ... 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 GOAL 2017

$4,463 $6,853 $11,939 $27,870 $39,583 $65,000 $89,000 $105,000 $96,985 $101,554 $118,090 $122,005

For additional information or to make a donation to your favorite team(s) visit

Twelve patients from Kandiyohi County stayed a total of 84 nights (and 15 caregivers stayed for 130 nights), at no cost, at an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facility when travel far from home was needed to receive cancer treatment. 001600053r1


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REMEMBER The Luminaria Ceremony

After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence. As people take time to remember, those who have walked alongside others battling cancer can grieve and find healing. This is a time that truly highlights the importance of defeating this disease.


The Fight Back Ceremony

Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer. By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

CELEBRATE The Survivors Lap

Relay starts with a Survivors Lap – an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are ensuring that more lives are saved each year – like those of each individual on the track. We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer. At Relay, people understand the frustrations and joys of being a caregiver, since the effects of cancer reach far beyond just the person diagnosed.

The more we walk, the closer we get to a CURE.

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Let us join together and take up the fight against cancer.

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Relay For Life 2017  

Kandiyohi County Relay For Life event 2017 publication by West Central Tribune

Relay For Life 2017  

Kandiyohi County Relay For Life event 2017 publication by West Central Tribune