Morrison County Relay for Life

The Relay for Life steering committee will meet for the first time Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting, which will focus on the beginning stages of plans for the 2014 Relay for Life event set for Friday, July 18, in Morrison County. The group will gather in the Ripley Room at St. Gabriel’s [...]

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More than $110,000 raised to fight cancer as community gathers to honor victims and celebrate survivors By Terry Lehrke, News Editor For 20 years, the Morrison County community has come together during an annual Relay for Life. This year, the people of Morrison County raised more than $110,000 for the cause. “The Relay is a testament [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Bunny Tabatt, Little Falls, is a graduated field-representative for Leader Dogs School for the Blind, begun by Lions Club International, and an active Lions Club member. But, that is not what she will be speaking on during the 2013 Morrison County Relay for Life event to be held Friday, July 19, [...]

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‘Believe’ becomes theme running throughout the community event By Terry Lehrke, News Editor In 1994, Greg Zylka co-chaired the first Relay for Life in Morrison County with Dr. Jim Fitzsimmons and would continue to do so for the next four or five years. The Relay for Life is an event that raises funds for the American [...]

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Less than a year later, Greg Zylka will share his story at 19th annual Relay for Life By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   “It’s humbling to be asked to speak at the Relay for Life luminaria ceremony,” said Greg Zylka, a survivor of kidney cancer. “My experience was painful and scary, but other people have [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer While waiting recently for his wife Heidi to receive a chemotherapy treatment for her reoccurring breast cancer, Jay Loven counted people he knew in the Swanville area that had also been impacted by the disease. When he reached 50 people within a 10- mile radius he stopped and thought, “What can [...]

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Ashley Popp’s cookies will raise $1,000 for cancer research By Terry Lehrke, News Editor terry.lehrke@mcrecord.com It was Tuesday, April 24, when Ashley Popp, a petite fourth-grader from Buckman, saw a commercial that prompted her to ask her mother a question: “How do people raise money for cancer?” “It was probably a Susan G. Komen commercial,” said [...]

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