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Hundreds celebrate strides against cancer at Island Park in Fargo

The fourth day of Roger Maris All-Star week ended with a celebration in the park.

Roger Maris All-Star week celebration at Island Park
A family leaves a message on a paper leaf at Island Park, one of many wishing good tidings to a loved one who is either battling or has previously fought cancer.
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FARGO — Hundreds came to Island Park in Fargo to celebrate strides in the fight against cancer Thursday evening, June 17, for Roger Maris All-Star week.

At the center of the event was a wishing tree, where hundreds of people wrote messages on paper leaves. They are for loved ones who either have battled or are still fighting cancer. Live music, food, games and a pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic lined the park.

"Feels great. Fargo's been really really good supporting this whole thing and this whole week so far, and it's just great to see the community come down and continue what we've started this week," Roger Maris Jr. said.

The week of celebrations for Roger Maris All-Star week run through June 19.

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