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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2014 Honorary Survivor and Caregiver for the 15th annual American Cancer Society Northwoods Relay for Life.

This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, June 20, at the Northland Pines High School track in Eagle River.

“We are asking the community to help us recognize people who have heard the words ‘you have cancer’ and have truly been an inspiration to others,” said Kitty Sookochoff, Northwoods Relay For Life organizer.

“In many ways our Honorary Chairpersons become the face of the Relay and provide hope for people who are currently navigating the same path,” added Sookochoff.

Applications are available at Horant’s Garden Center, Sally & Jo’s Impressions, the Vilas County News-Review or by calling Sookochoff at (715) 479-2974.

This year’s planning committee will review all applications and notify both the person making the nomination and the selected nominee by late February.

The Honorary Survivor and Caregiver will be announced at this year’s kickoff event, scheduled for Monday, March 24, at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

“I’m also interested in talking to any individuals or businesses that want to start a new team for this year’s Relay,” said Sookochoff.

There is a change in team structure this year. In the past, teams have been comprised of groups of eight to 15 people who paid a $150 registration fee.

“We realize that the $150 registration fee was prohibitive for smaller family teams so this year any number of people can make up a team by registering and paying a $10 per person registration fee,” said Sookochoff.

Anyone who is interested in registering a team can contact Sookochoff or register online at, following the prompts and entering zip code 54521 on the “Find An Event” page.

In addition to the fund-raising efforts, Relay for Life provides support for individuals and families impacted by cancer, raises awareness of prevention and early detection, and offers opportunities for advocacy.

Individuals and community organizations interested in helping with this year’s event may contact Sookochoff at (715) 479-2974 or kitty.sookochoff­@­

Prospective volunteers may also plan to attend the next organizational meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. on the lower level of the Ministry Health Care Medical Arts Building, under Country Docs near the hospital, located at 150 Hospital Road, Suite C, in Eagle River. The entrance is from the back parking lot.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:20 PM

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