Relay for Life summit held in Bloomington

November 10, 2012 by  

Volunteers were given the opportunity to celebrate achievements of 2012 last weekend at the Relay for Life Midwest Division Leadership Summit, held this year in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Doubletree held around 800 people who had come to celebrate accomplishments and learn about services and programs of the American Cancer Society. Local events celebrated include Daffodil Days, Relay for Life, and golfing events for charity.

Included in the Midwest Division are Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Marilyn Schreier and Sherry Johnson were representing Filmore County, while Lavonne Mensink and Sue Sikkink are this year’s co-chairs for Filmore County.

The afternoon session of the first day was opened by teenager Kari Liotta, a survivor of thyroid cancer, stating that purple symbolizes survivorship. Recognition was given to Johnson and Schreier for Major Heroes – their Relay for Life team which came in third place for fundraising among the four states. During the evening, Betsy Jo Kack was guest speaker, giving a talk about the effects of cancer on those with the disease and also those who are close to the individuals. Kack has survived cancer twice and takes part in the Relay for Life program.

The remainder of the summit included more inspirational stories and information, and closed with the message that human strength in numbers can defeat cancer.

The Filmore County Relay for Life event will take place July 2013. Local print companies may be involved in the flyer printing or poster printing to promote the event ahead of time.

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June 1, 2012 by  

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Out of all the events being held during the month, however, the 39th Annual Bloomington Chamber Classic is the one that has probably occupied printing companies the most. In many respects the highlight of June for Bloomington’s business community, members and guests alike have the option of being able to join in on the fun by teeing off on the course. Sponsored by the US Bank and expected to go from noon until 7:00 pm, those hoping to be at the Minnesota Valley Country Club on June 18 will have to plan ahead.

With tickets going at $175 for both guests and members, this all-day event is also expected to include dinner and a silent auction. Since registration is supposed to close on June 13, however, interested attendees will need to register soon.

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