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Park Rapids Relay for Life teams raise funds, buoy spirits

From left, Robyn Keller, Joy Rippentrop, Nichole Weston and Loree Cusey, behind them left to right were Drew Franklin, Kyle Hensel, Hannah Hensel, Bill Reichling, Chris Cowden, Keith Franklin, Shelly Franklin, Dave Hanson and MacKenzie Hensel. (Cathy Hensel / Enterprise)1 / 2
Landon Stumbo, 4, of Park Rapids, was a study in concentration as he tossed the bean bags. (Jean Ruzicka /Enterprise)2 / 2

“Imagine a world with more birthdays – celebrate, remember and fight back.” The American Cancer Society marks its 100th year in 2013 and Park Rapids Relay for Life teams rallied for the cause, raising $45,106 (with more contributions coming in) for cancer research.

Participating in the team lap were, above, from left, Robyn Keller, Joy Rippentrop, Nichole Weston and Loree Cusey, behind them left to right were Drew Franklin, Kyle Hensel, Hannah Hensel, Bill Reichling, Chris Cowden, Keith Franklin, Shelly Franklin, Dave Hanson and MacKenzie Hensel.

There were a variety of events for kids and adults alike. Landon Stumbo, 4, of Park Rapids, was a study in concentration as he tossed the bean bags.

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