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Friday, July 21, 2017:  An annual fundraiser for the the Cancer Society was held at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. 
Money raised goes to fund cancer research.

Celebrities and hundreds of others showed up in 80 degree weather.
An Honor Guard from the Brainerd VFW, American Legion, and DAV showed up to present flags while the Star Spangled Banner was played.
Groups, such as this one from Brainerd Rotary, were a part of the effort.
Speeches were given indoors because of threatening weather.
(l-r) Honorary Caregiver Susan Kieffer and Honorary Survivor Judi Laurence gave excellent talks about cancer.
The audience was filled with cancer survivors.  Each one was given a medal for courage.
One of them was Darrell Olson, Mayor of Baxter.
A high-five an then a survivor parade.
Lots of happy people who beat cancer.
There was a photo booth just for this event.  Smile, you're on camera, click!
Wow, is that what we look like??
The sky darkened enough for tower lights to come on.
Then a storm dumped 7/10ths of an inch of rain in less than an hour.
The event was scheduled for outdoors, but was moved indoors when the weather threatened.

Quote of the day:    People are surviving cancer in record numbers.  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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