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Relay for Life team kickoff Feb. 4

Walkers in last year's Relay for Life event helped raise $60,500 for cancer research.
Walkers in last year's Relay for Life event helped raise $60,500 for cancer research.

While winter weather won’t be leaving Jasper County anytime soon, Debby Pence and Roxann Wormley have already begun planning for June’s 2013 Jasper County Relay for Life.

The organization will be having a Team Kickoff open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Pence-Reese Tribute Center at 201 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. Anyone interested in forming a team for this year’s Relay is welcome to attend the open house to pick up a team packet as well as fundraising information.

If you have questions or are unable to attend, contact Pence at (641) 521-9301 or dpence@mchsi.com. The 2013 Jasper County Relay for Life will take place at H.A. Lynn Stadium on June 7. Last year’s event raised of $60,500 for the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

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