Relay For Life

Under the theme “Light Up the Night,” hundreds of people attended the 5th annual Relay For Life of Waconia that was held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Friday, Aug. 15. Recognized as one of the top Relays in the state and Midwest for its fundraising success, the Relay For Life of Waconia [...]

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One had breast cancer. One had leukemia. One cared for a mother battling lymphoma. Each of them has a different story, but along with several others they all had this in common: they were honored at a Relay For Life of Waconia event. This year Relay For Life of Waconia will honor yet another inspiring [...]

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by Brady Lass Relay For Life celebrates not just those who have survived cancer, but also those who help the ones suffering from it. Each year, Honorary Caregivers are recognized for their efforts during the event. At the 5th annual Relay For Life of Waconia, which will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds on [...]

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If you run into Lisa Fontanna of Waconia, don’t tell her she looks great, even if she does. As someone who is battling carcinoid cancer, Fontanna would prefer to focus on things other than appearances. “I don’t look like someone who has Stage 4 cancer and is dying,” said Fontanna, who was diagnosed on Jan. [...]

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By D.J. Teeselink The results are in … congratulations Relayers! The 2013 Relay For Life of Waconia was a smashing success and a day we’ll remember for years to come. Together we raised $123,667.04 for the American Cancer Society. These funds will be used to help save lives, help those touched by cancer, and empower [...]

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If you’re going to spend the entire night outdoors, it’s hard to ask for more beautiful weather than what Mother Nature provided during the 4th annual Relay For Life of Waconia held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Friday, Aug. 16. Perhaps more important, however, was that the Relay again was successful. According [...]

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