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Relay For Life

July 14, 2018
Cancer survivors at the Douglas County Relay for Life event listen as honorary survivors Josh Molden and Patti Dahlheimer share their stories. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) play button
Hope, heat index run high at Relay for Life
July 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
July 11, 2018
Josh Molden
Molden eager to use platform God gave him: Honorary survivor to share cancer story at Relay for Life
July 11, 2018 - 6:17am
July 9, 2018
Honorary survivor Josh Molden of Alexandria helps to put the Relay for Life flags up along Broadway Street in downtown Alexandria. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Painting the town purple
July 9, 2018 - 7:02pm
July 6, 2018
Patti Dahlheimer of Alexandria, one of this year's Relay for Life honorary survivors, has participated in many Relays in the past. She is a 43-year cervical cancer survivor. (Echo Press file photo)
Her saving grace: Dahlheimer credits husband, doctors for support 43 years ago
July 6, 2018 - 5:00am
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