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Cancer survivors, community celebrates gift of life

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - Cancer survivors and the Northwoods community came together Thursday to celebrate the gift that is life.

The 7th annual Celebration of Life welcomed those whose lives have been affected by cancer and honored those who have been courageous during their fight.

It was held at the James Beck Cancer Center at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital.

Cancer survivors say talking with their loved ones and just laughing helps the battle.

"It's nice that the community came out and showed all their support for all the people that are going through cancer or have had loved ones that have gone through cancer, or loved ones that have passed away," said cancer survivor Denise Weibel. "Its like a camaraderie."

The event included a butterfly release, something cancer survivors say represents freedom and beauty in the face of the ugly fight against cancer.
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