That's the reason why people braved the cold overnight for the Relay for Life Nordic Style event in Stowe.
Here's some pictures sentto us from the event which lasted from 6pm Saturday to 6am Sunday at the Trapp Family Lodge.
It's the only one of its kind, involving partcipants cross country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing throughout the night to bring awareness to the disease.
ABC 22's Brittany Hibbs particpated, and reports back to us that the event raised $80,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society.
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