That was the theme for the annual Relay for Life, which this year had 51 teams and more than 670 participants.
Team members spent the night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., taking turns walking on the track to celebrate, remember and fight back.
There were contests for most spirited team and best tent site.
Teams sold food and beverages to help with their fund-raising including Chick-fil-A and The Varsity. Several teams also had carnival games and food as part of the Carnival for a Cure theme.
The event opened with the Survivors Walk for participants who are cancer survivors and their families.
The survivors are identified by their purple T-shirts.
Local oncologist Dr. Glen Morehead said “all those purple shirts are celebrating one additional candle on their cake this year.”
The second lap was for survivors and their caregivers.
The team lap began at 8 p.m. with teams doing a lap past the stage for judging.
The event was rain or shine and there was a little of both, with some rain Friday night.
The Relay closed out Saturday morning with the final lap, with all those on hand walking the last lap together with torches in hand.
Event sponsors included presenting sponsor Brightmoor Hospice, platinum sponsor United Bank and survivor sponsors Laurus Technical Institute, VistaCare Hospice, Heart of Georgia Board of Realtors and First National Bank.