Survivors Lap kicks off Relay for Life

From Prairie County Relay for Life

        In a nation where more than one million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, Prairie County is invited to celebrate life. 

The Prairie County Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event in which teams of participants take turns walking the track overnight in an effort to fight cancer. 
This year’s Relay For Life will take place at Murn Park on Friday, June 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 a. m.
At more than 4,900 Relay events nationwide, communities celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost, and commit to fight back against the disease. 
Relay For Life begins with a moving Survivors Lap at 7:30 p.m. This emotional lap honors the courage of all who have defeated cancer. Cancer survivors join together to take the opening lap — unified in victory and in hope.
The atmosphere of Relay For Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, providing an opportunity for cancer survivors and caregivers to pass the torch of hope on to those still battling cancer or those that might be touched by cancer in the future.
If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Prairie County Relay For Life, please contact Janet Fredrickson at 406-635-2020 or visit 
All survivors will receive a free Relay For Life T-shirt.

Published June 8, 2011

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