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Winnebago County Relay for Life

Sara Uetz (center) accepts the award on behalf of the Winnebago County Relay for Life for raising $10,000 or more. Also pictured is Linda Webner (left), State American Cancer Society (ACS) Volunteer Mentor and Gary Street (right), National ACS Volunteer Leader.

FOREST CITY | Winnebago County Relay For Life has received a national award for their fundraising efforts for the third consecutive year, having raised $89,260 in 2018.

Having ranked fourth in the nation last year, the local organization ranked third in the nation in 2018 for communities between 10,000 and 14,999.

Winnebago County Relay For Life received the award on October 13 during a Relay For Life conference for the eastern half of Iowa in Waverly.

The Winnebago County Courthouse Relay For Life team, chaired by Sara Uetz and Leah Boyd were also honored during the conference for being one of a select number of Relay For Life teams in the eastern half of Iowa to raise $10,000 or more.

The 2019 Winnebago County Relay For Life event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, on the Winnebago County Courthouse Square in Forest City.

To sign up for a team or to contribute to the event, please go to or contact Carolyn Sunde at or 515-577-7090.

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