Relay for Life

Rock County Relay for Life cancer survivors release balloons at the end of Thursday’s Block Party event at Take 16 Brewing Co.
The 2019 version of Rock County’s Relay for Life unfolded under pleasant weather conditions with healthy participation at its new location at Take 16 Thursday night. “I hope everyone enjoyed the change to a block party,” said Lisa Ehlers, local Relay for Life chairwoman. “It was nice to have...
Kim Schmidt is the 2019 Relay for Life honorary chairman. He retired from education in 2014. His wife, Maggie, is this year's honorary caregiver.
Rock County’s Relay For Life will be using a new format for its June 13 fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams and supporters will gather at Take 16 Brewery on East Main Street in Luverne for the event that supports cancer survivors and to remember those who died of cancer. “We couldn’t...
Rock County’s Relay For Life will use a new format this summer for its June 13 fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams and supporters will gather at Take 16 Brewery on East Main Street in Luverne for the event that also serves to support cancer survivors and to remember those who died of...
Katie Walgrave is an honorary Relay for Life chairperson and her husband, Russell Forrest, is this year’s honorary caregiver. Both will speak at the June 7 event.
  A new location, a new day and new honorary chairpersons will greet those who attend this year’s Rock County Relay for Life event in Luverne next week. Scheduled for Thursday, June 7, the event begins with the 5:30 p.m. supper and the 7 p.m. opening ceremonies in the Luverne Elementary School....
More than 950 luminary bags lined Luverne City Park Friday night for the 16th annual Relay for Life of Rock County. The bags were decorated with messages in memory or in honor of someone with cancer.
Efforts to revitalize fundraising for cancer research may have wilted Friday as the Relay for Life of Rock County fell short of surpassing last year’s amount. As of Monday, the group of 11 teams comprising 126 individuals raised $27,784 with some donations still expected. “We are confident we will...
Brenda Winter, Luverne, is the 2016 Rock County Relay for Life honorary chairwomen, and her husband, Jim Juhl, is the event's first-ver honorary caregiver. The two speak at the American Cancer Society fundraiser, which begins at 5:15 p.m. Friday in the Luverne City Park.
Jim Juhl and Brenda Winter believe cancer has strengthened them — both in their Christian faith and in their relationship with each other. As Rock County Relay for Life honorary chairwoman and caregiver, they’re looking forward to sharing this message during Friday night’s event in Luverne City...
Brenda Winter
This year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Rock County is Friday, June 10, and guess who’s the honorary chairperson? Yup. I am. When Merecie Domagala (the real chairperson who does all the work) asked me if I’d accept this honorary position, without hesitation I offered an enthusiastic “...
Each year Rock County Relay for Life recognizes survivors who share stories about their experiences with cancer.  This year, in addition to having an Honorary Survivor, the group is recognizing an Honorary Caregiver.  “Caregivers are often unsung heroes in the journey of a cancer patient,” said...
Ryan Wynia (right) at First Farmers and Merchants Bank and Ryan DeBates at Exchange State Bank are accepting donations for the American Cancer Society for Rock County's June 12 Relay for Life event.
Rock County Relay for Life’s “Kiss the Pig” fundraising effort is shaping up to be a battle of the Ryans at competing local banks. Ryan Wynia at First Farmers and Merchants Bank and Ryan DeBates at Exchange State Bank are accepting donations for the American Cancer Society for Rock County’s June 12...
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