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PR-B Relay for Life raises more than $18,000

Cancer survivors and their loved ones walk the first lap of the Relay for Life on Friday, June 16, at Pine River-Backus High School. Walkers include Alison Collins of Jenkins, Doris and Larry Nelson of Backus, Kathy and Dave Trees of Breezy Point, Sue Bina of Pine River and Allen Bonk of Hackensack. Dan Determan/Echo Journal1 / 3
PR-B superintendent Dave Endicott takes a pie to the face as high school principal and recent pie victim Andy Forbort looks on at Pine River-Backus Relay for Life on Friday, June 16. Dan Determan/Echo Journal2 / 3
Despite windy and rainy conditions, memorial illuminaries lined the inside of the Pine River-Backus track at the Relay for Life on Friday, June 16. Dan Determan/Echo Journal3 / 3

Walkers braved the elements on a rainy evening Friday, June 16, to participate in the 14th annual Pine River-Backus Area Relay For Life on the track at Pine River-Backus High School.

Six teams took part in the relay, raising more than $18,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Prior to the relay, Pine River-Backus Elementary School principal Rick Aulie led an opening ceremony honoring all cancer survivors, followed by Hope Speaker and 10-year cancer survivor Alison Collins of Jenkins, who shared her story of losing her husband to cancer while she battled the disease herself.

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Klick! Photo Gallery - Relay for Life - June 16, 2017 - 172 photos

Residents of the Pine River area walked for a cause at the second annual Pine River-Backus Relay For Life on Friday, June 16. Following the relay, kids donated money for the chance to throw a pie in the face of members of area school administration and law enforcement.

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Following the relay, children in attendance donated money for the chance to throw a whipped cream pie in the face of Cass County Lt. Scott Thompson, PR-B Superintendent Dave Endicott, Pequot Lakes Superintendent Chris Lindholm and PR-B principals Aulie and Andy Forbort.

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