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June 24, 2013

The power of memories at Relay for Life

OSKALOOSA — With each footstep, they honored her memory.

Among those walking around the Oskaloosa square during this year’s Mahaska County Relay for Life were those with Team Sharon Memories. These folks walked in honor of Sharon Van Wrossum, who passed away about a year and a half ago after a long battle with cancer.

Julie Mitrisin, sister in law to Sharon Van Wrossum, said walking around the Oskaloosa square during Mahaska County Relay for Life had a number of purposes on Saturday.

“We want to remember Sharon in a way that shows that she fought cancer,” said Mitrisin. “She fought cancer for several years and we also want to try and raise money so that perhaps it will help someone else in their journey and also maybe even find a cure some day.”

To learn more about Relay for Life, visit www.relayforlife.org.

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