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Five people who have made a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer will be honored at the Stefanie's Champions Luncheon on April 11. The luncheon is an annual event that benefits the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Tickets start at $100 at SpielmanFund.com. Here, learn about the honorees and how they became cancer champions.–Heather Weekley

Alexander Alston III: Alston, who served eight military tours in the Middle East, supported his family as his wife went through treatment for multiple myeloma.

Dustin Frazier: Nine months after their 2006 wedding, Frazier's wife Kristi was diagnosed with breast cancer, and found out she was pregnant a week later. Two children later and a recurrence of the cancer in 2011, Frazier continues to commit to keep his family healthy.

Tameika Harris: Even with a four-month-old at home, Harris shared her time and efforts to take care of her own mom, who was undergoing breast cancer treatment. Harris continues the fight with her two-year-old daughter, who has acute myeloid leukemia.

Cindy Kip: Kip aided her college-aged son as he was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She researched and implemented new eating habits to help her son live a healthier lifestyle.

Hillary Pecsok: When her best friend found out she had breast cancer, Pecsok supported and aided her through her cancer journey. Pecsok, a teacher, and her students even created a project that supports a wig boutique.