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Relay For Life

August 24, 2017
Cancer survivor honorees Amy Winter (left) and Lori Meissner (right) lead the way for the survivor’s lap at the 2017 Relay for Life on Friday, July 14. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
$183,000 raised at Relay for Life
August 24, 2017 - 11:45am
July 19, 2017
During the caregiver’s lap, Michele Miller hugs Mike Muzik, who lost his wife Lorraine to cancer last year. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Following in cancer victim's footsteps at Relay for Life
July 19, 2017 - 4:34pm
July 12, 2017
Lori Meissner, one of the honorary survivors for this year's Relay for Life, helps "paint the town purple" by putting up the Relay for Life flags down Broadway Street. Relay for Life is this Friday night at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Cancer survivors honored at Relay for Life
July 12, 2017 - 5:52pm
August 19, 2016
Relay for Life raises more than $186,000
August 19, 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
July 1, 2016
Paint your world purple
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
The Ellingson Plumbing Heating A/C and Electrical employees who shaved their heads to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Douglas County Relay for Life included (back row, left to right) Monte Herness, Jerry Aaberg, Mike Gimbel, Josh Hills, Dale Craig, Jim Soderholm and Scott Tvrdik; (front row)
Ellingson employees 'shave it off' for a good cause
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
July 15, 2015
Honorees Lynndene Way, Amy Schlosser, Jordan Nohre and Dan Olson lead cancer survivors in the second lap of the evening during the annual Relay for Life event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria. (Mari Wosepka | Echo Press)
Walking through the night
July 15, 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
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
May 24, 2013
Come celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
Relay for Life to hold kick-off meeting
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am