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Pine River-Backus area Relay for Life captain meeting slated for March 19

The first planning and team captain meeting for the 10th anniversary of the Pine River- Backus Area Relay For Life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at The Warehouse in Pine River.

Talk to friends, co-workers or family members and get a team together to participate in this overnight event in the fight against cancer.

Has someone in your family, a close friend or respected co-worker battled this disease? How did it make you feel when you found out about their diagnosis? The common reaction is to offer your assistance in whatever way you can to help them through their journey.

The Relay For Life is also a way for you to support your mission of assisting those you love in the battle against cancer. Teams can consist of eight to 15 members and each member raises $100 through the sale of luminary bags in honor or memory of a loved one. The luminary bags can be decorated by the donor with pictures, drawings or words about their loved one. The luminary bags are lit at dusk at a special ceremony with each bag representing a loved one and family and friend network behind that person.

It is the 10th year since the relay returned to the Pine River-Backus area, so plans are to make it a big event. To do so, organizers need you to get a team together, make a donation to the event or a team, and then come and celebrate with the survivors at the Relay For Life.

It is also the 100th year anniversary of the American Cancer Society, so there will be many reasons to celebrate.

Contact Tina Grewe at 568-6084 with any questions about the Relay For Life. The 10th annual Relay For Life will be Friday, June 21, at the Pine River-Backus High School track with the opening ceremony honoring area survivors at 7 p.m.

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