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Pine River-Backus to host Relay for Life on Friday

Pine River-Backus School's first Relay For Life will be Friday, Dec. 7, with events to last through the day.

For students, the fight starts at 1 p.m. with speaker Stacy Erholtz, of Pequot Lakes, a cancer survivor who made national news thanks to an experimental measles vaccine treatment. Students will then take to the hallways to walk the relay.

Later, the community is invited to join the cause with hot dogs served at 4:30 p.m. for free will donations, followed by games and activities including face painting, bingo and bean bag toss. Purple plaques can be purchased in honor of cancer victims and survivors in addition to other donation opportunities.

There will be basketball games against Northome-Kelliher. The junior high boys will play at 5 p.m., followed by the junior varsity boys game at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys game at 7:30 p.m.

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