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Douglas County Relay for Life

July 13, 2019
Emcee during the Relay for Life event, Chelsea Lee (purple shirt), a cancer survivor, gets a hug from her mom, Shelly Nelson, during the caregiver lap. Lee was diagnosed with cervical cancer and is celebrating three years of being cancer-free this year. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) play button
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.
July 13, 2019 - 1:56pm
July 10, 2019
Honorary survivor Austin Baune puts a Relay for Life flag up Monday night as Dan Weber and Madalyn Gimbel look on. Gimbel's grandpa, Bill Gimbel, was driving the truck. The flags were put up during the annual Paint the Town Purple event. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Honorary cancer survivors share stories: Relay for Life event takes place Friday
July 10, 2019 - 6:16am
July 18, 2018
Proud parents Chad and Pam Molden of Alexandria take pictures and videos of their son Josh Molden, who shared his story Friday as one of the honorary survivors at this year's Relay for Life. Josh and Pam are both cancer survivors. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Relay for Life deemed successful
July 18, 2018 - 12:06pm
July 11, 2018
Cancer survivor honorees Amy Winter (left) and Lori Meissner (right) led the way for the survivor’s lap at the 2017 Relay for Life. (Echo Press file photo)
Relay for Life ranks third in state
July 11, 2018 - 8:15am
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
Cancer survivors share stories
July 6, 2016 - 12:08pm
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 2, 2015
Lynndene Way
Coping with cancer: ‘You’re not in it alone’
July 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 25, 2014
On behalf of the Douglas County Relay For Life committee, several volunteers recently received the Nationwide Division Choice Award at the 2014 Regional Leadership Conference in Detroit Lakes. They included (back row, left to right) Kristen Hoffman-Chock, Carly Erickson and Tasha Pitcher, (front) Lynette Kluver, Cindy Johnson, Lorene Pitcher, Tara Gimbel and Kasey Chock. (Contributed)
Local cancer fighting efforts earn national recognition, awards
November 25, 2014 - 12:00am
July 16, 2014
Honorees for the 2014 Douglas County Relay for Life led a big throng of cancer survivors who gathered at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria Friday night to spread a message of hope. They included (left to right) Jo Cory, Brady Lind, Dan Ridler and Ruth Christenson. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)
Crushing cancer with hope
July 16, 2014 - 12:00am