RHINELANDER - Cancer affects hundreds of thousands of people in Wisconsin.
29-year-old Cora Rizzo is one of the many battling the disease.
On Saturday, the community rallied around Rizzo in the fight for her life.
Dozens of people came to Rizzo's cancer benefit at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander.
Jessica Meinart organized the event to raise money for her sisters' treatment.
"Knowing that you have this support system around you [and] that you can lean on anyone, and people are going to be there to catch you when you fall. I think that's the most important through it all," said Meinart.
Two years ago, Rizzo was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer.
Thanks to extensive treatment, she battled it into remission.
Earlier this year the cancer came back, this time in her stomach.
"You just have to give it all you've got, really," said Rizzo. "You've just got to fight and try to be positive. Half the treatment is just being positive about it."
Local businesses donated a number of gifts to be raffled off.
Bands also donated their time to play at the event.
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