RHINELANDER - Hardly anyone goes through life without knowing someone who is affected by cancer in some way.
Thursday evening people gathered to honor those impacted by cancer at the11th annual Celebration of Life in Rhinelander.
Organizers emphasized that cancer survivors can still live active and productive lives.
Becky Gauthier of Rhinelander gave the keynote speech.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2017.
She shared her story that's been driven by courage.
"If it's ever you, just have hope," Gauthier said. "Don't ever give up. Just know that miracles happen every day and even if they tell you bad news, it doesn't mean it's your future."
At the end of the ceremony organizers released butterflies as a symbol of hope.