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Planning begins for annual Relay

It is time to start thinking about the Relay for Life for Cancer 2014.

After a very successful 2013 campaign raised more than $100,000, plans for this year’s event kicks off 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital, Superior, in the conference room on the main floor. Anyone interested in taking part in the Relay, forming a new team, are members of an existing teams and team captains, or someone without a team and would like to participate are invited to attend and find out about this year’s relay.

Over the last 21 years, the annual event for Superior and Douglas County has raised $1 million.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer. Remember loved ones who have lost their fight against cancer and fight back against the disease. At the Relay, teams of people camp out at the Wessman Arena Track and take turns walking or running around the track. Each team is asked to have a team member on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events and could last up to 24 hours.

This year’s relay begins at 6 p.m. July 11 and runs through 8 a.m. July 12.