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Relay for Life held Aug. 2

More than 2,400 luminarias, each dedicated to survivors of cancer and those who lost the fight, line the paths of Sunnybrook Park Friday night and Saturday morning during the 2014 Wadena Relay for Life.

 Members of 13 teams took turns walking the course throughout the night. The event raised nearly $29,000 for the American Cancer Society, which spends donations on cancer research as well as lodging and transportation for cancer patients. "It turned out to be a very beautiful day and beautiful night," said Ross Keskitalo, who chaired the event committee with his wife Missy. At a Friday evening ceremony, before the lighting of the luminarias, Mary Krause spoke about caring for a son with cancer and WDC science teacher Craig Klawitter talked about his ongoing battle with brain cancer.