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The fight against cancer hits Rushford

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NEAR RUSHFORD, Minn. (KTTC) -

Communities are coming together as one in the fight against cancer.
Relay for Life events are taking place across the country to help support the fight against cancer... 

Friday night, Relay for Life hosted an event in Rushford. 

The nine-hour marathon event began in the evening with an opening ceremony, and teams walked in honor of survivors and lost loved ones.
So far, the campaign has raised more than 62 thousand dollars, well on the way to the 109 thousand dollar goal.
People often wonder where the funds that are raised go, and that is where a local director of the organization prioritizes some of his time.

"My main mission and goal for myself is to help educate my volunteers that help raise this money" said Garrett Stadsvold. "It goes towards cancer research and development and it's the American Cancer Society's mission towards fighting cancer from every angle." 

You can look for events taking place near you on the Relay for Life website. 


 

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