Relay makes big strides for cancer

By Katrina Vander Kooi, summer intern

The first annual Relay for Life amazed even the organizers.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the total amount raised for the American Cancer Society was $49,010.20. By comparison, Pipestone earned $29,000 for its first Relay.

"Overall, we were really pleased," Vicki Baartman and Janet Marshall, co-chairs of the event, said in a written statement. "Heartfelt thanks go out to so many people from Luverne and the surrounding communities - businesses, organizations and individuals without whom this event would never have come to pass."

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