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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 is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune. 

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