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Relay For Life plans kick off for 2013 event

Published 9:55am Thursday, January 10, 2013 Updated 12:02pm Thursday, January 10, 2013

At 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Otter Tail County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at M State for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

The rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay and will honor cancer survivors.

This also will be the first opportunity to register a team for the event to be held on June 21 at M State.

Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.

To join a Relay For Life in your community, call 1-800-227-2345, or visit

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