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Raising hope and money

Rosemount’s Relay for Life ended up in the Irish Dome due to inclement weather but that didn’t stop hundreds of residents from taking part in the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. As of Friday night, more than $17,000 had been raised.2 / 2

The Rosemount Relay for Life was held June 27 at the Irish Dome. More than 150 residents walked as part of the 12-hour event. Their efforts raised more than $17,000 for the American Cancer Society, according to the event website.

Event chair Stacy Lufkin said the money raised supports ongoing research to end cancer. Additionally the money supports finding better treatment options. She said the money raised through events like the Relay for Life have already made a huge difference and the on-going fight is an important one. 

Minnesota State Senator Greg Clausen spoke during the opening ceremony about his cancer battle with leukemia.  

Donations will be accepted through August and can be sent to Relay For Life of Rosemount, 2520 Pilot Knob Rd, Suite 150, Mendota Heights, MN 55120. 

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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