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Out For A Walk – “Walk With The Dogs” Held In Nashville Saturday

ABOVE, Walkers and their dogs cross IL-127 under the protection of the Nashville Police Department Saturday morning. By Alex Haglund     Honoring those you love who have died is a way to keep their spirit alive, Christi Thompson Merritt, organizer of the “Walk With The Dogs”, told the crowd at this year’s event, held at…

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“Walk With the Dogs” For Pancreatic Cancer Coming Up June 3

On Saturday, June 3 Memorial Park and the streets of Nashville will become a path of Purple Walkers and their 4-legged companions to raise awareness and funding for Pancreatic Cancer. This will be the 12th Annual event and to date over a quarter million dollars has been raised for research.  Pancreatic Cancer still has NO…

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Let’s Paint Washington County Purple

The Washington Co. Relay for Life will be promoting the “Paint the County Purple” Campaign with the selling of purple bows again this year. These purple bows will be displayed in the town you request in Washington County the week prior of the relay.  For the event the bows will be moved to the Okawville…

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2017 Relay For Life: Drink The Lemonade

By Rebecca Ruehl     I’ve been involved with Relay for Life since 1998, the year after our daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Through the years, I’ve seen lots of fundraisers. Raffles and bake sales and BBQ’s and silent auctions and shirts and flipflops and letter writing. Some have been successful. Others? Not so much.  When…

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Relay For Life 2017: Keep The Money Local

By Rebecca Ruehl     The Washington County Relay for Life is slated for Saturday, June 24 at the Okawville Community Center. Please visit to register or to join a team. Our family has had a team since the first year of Relay (1998.) Our daughter was a new survivor and it was an easy…

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Friday Is Dress In Blue Day – March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 2017 has been designated as National Colorectal Cancer awareness month. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States.  Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. Join Washington County Hospital this…

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