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Published January 09, 2011, 08:17 PM

Grand Forks Gears Up For Relay For Life Kick-Off

You can almost feel the excitement in the air as hundreds of people are getting ready to lace up their shoes to raise awareness of cancer.

Relay for Life kicks off in Grand Forks on January 10.

Anyone is welcome to register as a team, join a team or help out individually.

Event organizers are hoping to raise $185,000 for cancer research this year, $15,000 more than last year's total.

"It's a way to recognize people who have survived cancer, it's a way to honor those who have not survived cancer. And a way to get the whole community involved," said Co-Chair Nancy Klatt.

The event is at the Clarion Inn at 6 pm.