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Popular Relay for Life events are being held in 77 Iowa communities this summer

One of the most successful fundraisers for the American Cancer Society is now underway in Iowa. The Relay for Life is being held in nearly 80 Iowa communities this year. Tina Coleman, spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society in Iowa, says the premise is simple as teammates take turns walking or running on a track or path to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer.

Launched in 1985, Coleman says statwide support is definitely there for this annual cause.

Wednesday night, a Relay for Life was held in Stanhope in Hamilton County that raised $23,000. Multiple relays are planned this weekend, including Friday in Guthrie Center, Johnston and Spencer, and Saturday in Atlantic and Independence.
Relay for Life of Floyd County will be held next Friday, June 28 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Central Park in Charles City.

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