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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jun 12, 2009

Economic times may be tough for some, but that doesn’t stop Emmet County residents from continuing the monetary battle against cancer.

While the more than $98,000 reported by local Relay for Life co-chair Scott Olk isn’t the county’s top effort, it still speaks volumes about how the people are willing to give.

All the Relay teams who braved the cool, rainy weather on Saturday to walk around Estherville’s library square for the cause of fighting cancer, don’t want the accolades-they’re looking for a cure.

You only had to view the luminaries to see the impact that cancer has had on people’s lives. And you only had to see the survivors’ walk to see the success that people have had in fighting and beating cancer.

Time and time again, the people of Emmet County open their arms and hearts and wallets to others in need-not because they want recognition or praise, but because they have compassion for each other, a compassion that includes even total strangers.