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January 18, 2017
Kennedi Hay, 4, of Alexandria, underwent emergency surgery to remove a cancerous mass from her kidney. She is in Children's Hospital in Minneapolis awaiting a more detailed diagnosis. (contributed)
4-year-old diagnosed with rare form of kidney cancer
January 18, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2016
Carla Wheeler, who was recently diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, receives her second chemo treatment at the Dougals County Hospital. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
'Little Fighter' battles cancer
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
November 11, 2016
Speaker to connect conventional, natural cancer therapies
November 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 19, 2016
Relay for Life raises more than $186,000
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
The Pederson family of Steve, JoAnn, AJ and Valencia are hosting a pancake breakfast benefit on Saturday, July 30 to support them in their fight against Steve’s esophageal cancer.  (Contributed photo)
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Missy Hanson, Jeremy Schneider and Gloria Daker, three of the four honorees at this year’s Relay for Life, let go of their balloons at the fairgrounds on Friday, July 8. The event raised about $163,000, which exceeded last year’s total of $154,000.  (Photos by Beth Leipholtz, Echo Press)
Relay for Life draws annual attendees, newcomers
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
This year's Relay for Life honorary caregiver, Gloria Daker (right), is pictured with two of her daughters, Jac-e (left) and Amanda.  Jac-e passed away April 12, 2015, from leukemia.  (Contributed photo)
'Be patient, loving and caring'
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
Cancer survivors share stories
July 6, 2016 - 12:08pm
December 30, 2015
Willie Wrede sits comfortably in her Osakis home. She is a 19-year survivor of pancreatic cancer and has started a cancer support group. (Photo by Jessica Sly, Echo Press)
The support of a survivor
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach teaches children about music in her class in Osakis Public School. She temporarily resigned her position after she was diagnosed with cancer, but is now back teaching.
Event helps cancer warriors
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
July 10, 2015
Step by step, stride by stride, hundreds gathered in Alexandria Friday night for the annual Douglas County American Cancer Society Relay For Life. As the evening kicked off at 6 p.m., this year's relay honorees led the first lap around the track at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. (Mari Wosepka | Echo Press)
Strides against cancer Friday night in Alexandria
July 10, 2015 - 7:50pm
July 9, 2015
Alexandria Industries is among the local businesses displaying pink ribbons and messages this week as part of the Relay for Life to raise awareness about the fight against cancer. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Purple popping up all over
July 9, 2015 - 2:33pm
October 29, 2013
What can you say to help someone with cancer?
October 29, 2013 - 10:42am
August 7, 2013
Childhood sun exposure increases skin cancer risk
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
The Relay for Life in Douglas County was truly a night of entertainment and remembrance. (photo by Caroline Roers)
Relay for Life cut short but fight continues
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am