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Gramma's Gang includes (from left) Judy Burow, Brandy Anderson, LaVonne Thomforde, Gloria Boldt, Wendy Peterson and Bev Hawkinson. Boldt, who helped found the Mississippi Shuffle 25 years ago, said her team keeps evolving as friends, children and grandchildren leave to form new teams and help the Mississippi Relay for Life continue. "That's what you want," she said. (Republican Eagle photo by Anne Jacobson)

Shuffle still making strides

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Gloria Boldt looked around Bay Point Park Saturday morning and smiled. The 25th Mississippi Shuffle was wrapping up.

Twenty-five years of walking. More than $2.2 million raised. Thousands of people's lives touched.


"It's been so gratifying," Boldt said.

She's a cancer survivor herself these days, but she was hale and healthy when she helped found the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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Anne Jacobson
Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 
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