30,000 Minnesotans are diagnosed with cancer every year...1,200 in the Greater Mankato area.

Our own Perry Dyke was one of those diagnosed shortly after retiring from the station in 2015.

At this year's Relay for Life of Blue Earth County, Perry is serving as Honorary Survivor—sharing his story with all those impacted by cancer.

He joined Stacy Steinhagen live from Sibley Park.

--- KEYC News 12