Relay for Life
It is estimated that in 2015 more than 1.6 million Americans will hear the words, “You have cancer.” Last year more than 585,000 Americans lost their battle with cancer. If that number remains the same, over a million people in the nation will be cancer survivors this year. With the help of volu...Read More
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A kick-off event for the 2015 Elk River Relay for Life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St., Elk River. There will be a short program that will include a welcome, introductions and a PowerPoint presentation introducing the new event leader, Tammy Dull. Drop-...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor As Michelle Sonderup co-chaired this year’s Elk River Relay For Life, her mother was never far from her thoughts. Linda Proehl of Corcoran, Sonderup’s mother, had battled a rare form of cancer called carcinoid and died in 2007. “She fought for about 14 years and...Read More
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The Elk River Relay for Life is half way to its goal of raising $50,000 as organizers prepare for this Friday’s event at Elk River High School. Survivor and team check in will be at 5 p.m., with team photos at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Lola Driessen is this year’s honorary [...]...Read More
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Teams are still forming for the Elk River Relay for Life — a walk in support of loved ones lost and loved ones who have survived cancer. To sign up for a team, log onto www.relayforlife.org and find the Elk River Relay. Twenty-four teams have signed up so far. The team goal is 30. The [...]...Read More
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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Three years after her mother died of carcinoid cancer, Michelle Sonderup put together an Elk River team for the American Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay For Life. Her team wore yellow Stomp’n For A Cure tees. When the Stomp’n team gathered for a photo, a gal ...Read More
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