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Next Friday, the lives of many, many people affected by cancer will be celebrated and honored. The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Douglas County is set for Friday, July 11 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and will run from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m.


Three local people were chosen to serve as honoree survivors during this year’s Relay.

As the community prepares to come together to remember, reflect and celebrate, here are the honoree survivors’ stories:

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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