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After the survivor's lap, participants released balloons.

Local Relay for Life remembers cancer victims, honors survivors

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MORRIS, Minn. – Before 2011, Joan Spaeth said she was the kind of person who avoided events like the Relay for Life.

“I always thought that if I turned the channel or stayed away from people who had cancer, then I wouldn’t have to deal with it,” said Spaeth, this year’s honorary survivor and speaker at the Relay for Life of Stevens County.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. 
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