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Relay for Life Upper Illinois Valley brings in big numbers

Posted by wlpo on July 10, 2011

More than 40 teams spent Saturday night at Lake Mendota for a second year cancer fundraiser that exceeded all expections.  Relay for Life of the Upper Illinois Valley brought in more than $155,000 for cancer research–over ten times more than last year.  Event organizer Mitch Landgraf described this year’s relay as inspirational, and the 40 team turn-out as a testament to how many people cancer has touched.  If you’re interested in being a part of next year’s relay, visit

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