EAGLE RIVER - Every year people take steps to inch closer to find a cure for cancer at Eagle River's annual Relay for Life.
This event helps raise money for cancer research.
It also allowed cancer patients and their families to meet others who know what they are going through.
"It's terribly important for us to have this opportunity to gather in an arena where we are all caregivers of each other", said Joy Turpin, the Event Lead for Relay for Life of the Northwoods. "We all want to see each other pull through this and saturate each other with hope."
The Northwoods team has raised almost $25,000 this year.
They hope to reach $61,000.
The money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.
Turpin says the communities throughout the Northwoods have been very supportive.
She hopes people continue to remember those who suffer from the disease.
"I think it's critically important that we celebrate our survivorship and we celebrate how much progress we've made in cancer," Turpin said. "And honor those we've lost."
22 teams were expected to walk at the event.
For more information on where you can get involved or donate, visit the link below.
Relay for Life Link