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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Ramping up for a revamped Relay

  • The West Polk County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Committee is dotting the final i's and crossing the last t's in preparation for the Friday, June 20 event that this year moves to Crookston Sports Center to avoid weather-related complications, and for the first time includes a 5K Run/Walk.
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  • The West Polk County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Committee is dotting the final i's and crossing the last t's in preparation for the Friday, June 20 event that this year moves to Crookston Sports Center to avoid weather-related complications, and for the first time includes a 5K Run/Walk.
    Committee Chair Brenda Langved has been busy after former Midwest Division Specialist Tina Starkey left the American Cancer Society in late April to pursue other career opportunities. With a new location and additions to the event, Langved hopes this Friday's event that extends into early Saturday morning builds on a trend of positive changes. "We've had our work cut out for us this year," said Langved. "We're at a new location and have some new things added to the schedule. I think it will be a fun night and I hope people from the area communities can make it out to support this good cause."
    Their $60,000 fundraising goal more than half-way there, with a current amount at just over $37,000. The biggest money-makers were "Coaches for Cancer" sporting events in Crookston and Fertile, a "Daddy and Me" dance in Fertile, and business sponsorships.
    Here is the scheduled events for the evening: 5-5:45 p.m. - 5K Run/Walk Registration 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Survivor's Dinner 6 p.m. - 5K Run/Walk 6-6:45 p.m. - Tae Kwon Do Demonstration 6-10 p.m. - Silent Auction 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. - The Relay for Life "Jail" 7 p.m. - Opening Ceremony/Starting Lap 7-11 p.m. - Open Turf Arena for Kids 7-10 p.m. - Dunk Tank 8 p.m. - Band "Neon Plus +" 9:30 p.m. - Luminaria Ceremony 10 p.m. - Band "4 Wheel Drive" Midnight - Cake Walk 1:45 a.m. - Closing Ceremony/Final Lap *Food and items for sale will be available throughout the night*
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