In 2010, more than 550,000 people of all ages died from cancer and millions of friends and families were affected by it.
But through raising funds, awareness and remembrance, they keep fighting back.
The American Cancer Society's 28th annual Relay for Life will take place on July 13 and 14 at Citizens Field in Alexandria.
The fundraising event will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and run until 6 a.m. on Saturday.
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