The Sargent County Relay for Life (RFL) Kick-Off was held Sunday, February 13, at the Nordland Lutheran Church. This was an opportunity for individuals to get information on the event, find out how to register and form teams and also received ideas on team fundraisers. The 2011 Sargent County RFL will be June 10 and 11 in Rutland, starting at Rutland Town Hall. Each team will have a stand selling food and wares, there wil be a silent auction in the Hall, and entertainment throughout the evening. This will be an “all nighter” from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. If you want to find out more, check the RFL website for information on starting or joining a team or making a donation to participants.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives.