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MADILL, OK - Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. It accounts for nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths.

But Landmark Bank in Madill is hoping to change that, starting with a little music.

It's a disease that touches almost everyone in one way or another.

"My mother's a cancer survivor and I lost my grandmother to cancer," said Susie Suther of Landmark Bank.

"An awful lot of people are suffering from cancer, I know my dad did, he died when I was 14 years old," said Pacesetter Ballroom owner, Don Pittman.

And the list goes on and on for Pittman, including his daughter who is a cancer survivor.

That's why he and his wife decided to open their dance hall in Madill on Friday night, for free.

"It's just a great cause and we want to help all we can in that benefit," said Suther.

Pittman invited Landmark Bank to hold a fundraiser at the pace setters ballroom for the American Cancer Society.

A band played music for free.

Donations taken at the door, sale of food and drinks, and a silent auction all to raise money for the Relay For Life event coming up this month.

"All of our bankers, from the ones who are cancer survivors themselves to those who have family members who have lost the battle to cancer, or they have cancer survivors in their family, Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, this is just something that's near and dear to many bankers hearts at Landmark Bank," Suther said.

Food, fun and dancing, all for a good cause.

"Well we've always been people oriented through our dancing program, just want to help all we can," Pittman said.

The Relay For Life is coming up on April 26th at the Kingston High School track.

Participants will be taking donations as they walk through the night starting at 7:00 p.m.