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Relay raises funds, hope for cancer battle


Last updated 6/20/2016 at 6:50pm

Havre Daily News/Teresa Getten

Malichi Camenzind plays ring toss with the flamingos while Relay for Life teams walk around the track at Havre High School Friday. Lexi Eierdam, Travis Kohler and Melanie Sohm used flamingos to raise money. Someone paid to have the flamingos placed on a person's yard with a sign saying "you've been flocked," then the yard owner paid to have the flamingos moved to someone else's yard. The group raised more than $1,100 "flocking," Melanie Sohm said, adding that it was such a hit - more than 60 yards had been flocked since April 11 - they may do purple flamingos next year. She said the group got the idea from a fundraising group in Oregon. The Relay for Life also had a frozen T-shirt contest with prizes for adults and childrens who were able to get a shirt on first.

The Survivors Walk at the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is always one of the most solemn and inspiring events of the night.

Purple T-shirt-clad survivors walk around the track at Havre High School as inspirational music is played and the names are read off as they walk. It was that way Friday night. Some people walked briskly, others slowly. One was in a wheelchair.

"This track is longer than it was last year," one woman said, laughing.

But one participant had no trouble going around the track. Way ahead of the others, running and jumping up and down as he rounded the...

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