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May 22, 2019

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Relay for Life Moved

Relay for Life officials reported that the event has been moved from Janssen Park to the CMA Complex on Iron Mountain due to inclement weather.

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Participants to Walk for a Cure in Relay for Life this Friday

BY MELANIE BUCK – The annual Polk County Relay For Life fundraising event will be held at Janssen Park on Friday, May 12th, with more than a dozen teams competing for top honors at the occasion that raises money for the American Cancer Society. So far in 2017, fifteen teams in Polk County have raised more than $39,000 for cancer research. At ...

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Celebrity Waiters Raise Over $15,000

SUBMITTED BY RICHIE LAWRY – More than $15,000 was raised during the 5th annual Relay For Life of Polk County Celebrity Waiter Event held on August 5th. Lou and Denni of Mena Mountain Resort prepared a delicious meal, and 11 local celebrities waited tables for tips. The room looked beautiful as each celebrity decorated their table.  The tables had themes ...

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Relay for Life Raises Over $70,000 Towards Finding a Cure for Cancer

SUBMITTED BY RICHARD LAWRY – Residents of Polk County made a giant step toward a cure for cancer on May 13th when they walked throughout the night during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Fifteen teams and more than two hundred volunteers came together during this year’s Relay to raise over $8,700, a new record for Relay For Life ...

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Community Draws Together for Relay for Life Annual Finale

SUBMITTED BY RICHIE LAWRY – We live in an area where the words “you have cancer” are heard much too often. But it is nice to know there are people in Polk County doing something about it. They are participating in Relay For Life. Relay is an overnight event designed to promote cancer awareness while raising funds to fight the ...

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Relay for Life Event Breaks Record

The totals are in from the 2015 Relay For Life of Polk County event and it was record breaking in spite of the weather.  Because of the rain the Relay event was held in the Christian Motorcycle Association Iron Mountain Pavilion.  Richie Lawry said that even though Polk County was under a tornado watch and a flash flood warning, the ...

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Weather Forces Relocation of Relay for Life Event

Updated Thursday morning:  Friday’s Relay for Life event has been moved to the CMA Pavillion on Iron Mountain due to inclement weather and wet conditions. Relay for Life Chair Brandy Sachs said to “come on out and don’t let the rain stop you in the fight for cancer!” There will be great food and lots of entertainment. The event lasts ...

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Polk County Relay for Life Well Represented

BY MELANIE BUCK – Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement, and Polk County is a big part of the process. Polk County boasts 16 teams that have raised $38,655.89 to help fund the fight against cancer. ...

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Register Now for 2nd Annual Melanoma Awareness & Prevention Program Pageant

BY MELANIE BUCK – Amber Brewer has announced the second annual Melanoma Awareness & Prevention Program Pageant (M.A.P.P.) will be held Saturday, April 4, at The Crossing Center in Mena. The pageant benefits Relay for Life’s Glow Worms team and all proceeds will be used to find a cure for all cancers. Amber Brewer was diagnosed with Melanoma at age ...

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