Dawson County Relay for Life gears up for 20th Anniversary, recognized for raising over $1 million

The 20th Annual Dawson County Relay for Life is scheduled for July 25th.

Organizer Pam Ackerman said participation and fundraising has gone extremely well so far, with 12 teams signed up and over $10,000 raised before the first of the year. Ackerman said those numbers are unheard of in the event's history in Dawson County.

The local Relay also recently passed a significant milestone. Ackerman said Dawson County was recently recognized with a "Thanks a Million" award from the American Cancer society. Since 1997, the Dawson County Relay has raised over $1 million, she said.

Ackerman urged people interested in participating should contact her or visit the Relay for Life website. More teams, committee members, and volunteers are needed she said.

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