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KHQ.COM - Cancer doesn't discriminate. Everyone seems to know at least one person who has lost the battle to the horrible disease but most of us can name a handful of victims. The statistics are scary: one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It can be hard to be optimistic with odds like that, but when cancer knocks at your door, the only option is to fight.

In honor of  all of your loved ones who have lost the fight, we have put together this slideshow to remember them.

Feel free to post more photos in the comment section below and share your favorite memory of your loved one who has passed.

Here are a list of other local organizations that help people right here in our community battling cancer:

Community Cancer Fund - The Community Cancer Fund was founded by a group of passionate community leaders determined to fight cancer at the local level. Moved by their own experiences with cancer, this group is determined to devote more resources to cancer screening, prevention, treatment and research in the Inland Northwest. For more info, click here: http://communitycancerfund.org/

Make-A-Wish Foundation - Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. Donate or volunteer for children with life threatening illnesses right here in our community. For the Idaho chapter, click here: http://idaho.wish.org/  For the Washington and Alaska chapter, click here: http://akwa.wish.org/

Ronald McDonald House Spokane - RMHC Spokane provides a home away from home for families with children in medical crisis and supports children's health. For more information, click here: http://www.rmhcspokane.org/

Cancer Care Northwest Foundation - Cancer Care Northwest (CCNW) Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps Inland Northwest cancer patients and their families through educational, emotional and financial support. For more information, click here: http://www.cancercarenorthwest.com/cancer-care-northwest-foundation

American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest - American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest's unique mission is to help each family cope with life during childhood cancer treatments and rebuild their lives after cancer from the experienced perspective of those who have been there before. You will be providing emotional and practical support, education, patient advocacy, and the assurance that no child or family will have to fight cancer alone. For more information, click here: https://www.acco.org/inlandnw/Home.aspx

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