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Couple famous for Mall of America wedding renewing vows there tomorrow

David Weinlick was diagnosed with cancer this year.
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Lots of couples get married at the Mall of America.

But none is more famous than David and Elizabeth Weinlick, who made national headlines in 1998 when they said "I do" at the megamall. 

Now, nearly 20 years later, they're returning to the shopping destination to renew their vows.

Like their wedding, the renewal ceremony is likely to be a joyous occasion with no shortage of news cameras, but the event comes in the wake of some very sad news. In March, David was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Friday's event is not only a chance for the Woodbury couple to celebrate their time together, but also part of MOA's 25th Anniversary festivities, and a fundraiser for the Angel Foundation, the cancer charity says

You might've heard the Weinlicks' story before: complete strangers when they met, the two were married after David's friends set up a "competition" to help find the young bachelor a bride. The effort gained a lot of publicity – and contestants. 

Check out this classic KARE 11 report to see how the whole thing worked: 

The Weinlicks ended up telling their story on both the Today Show and Oprah, the Star Tribune reports.

The paper says the couple will be reliving their famous June 13, 1998, nuptial ceremony in more ways than one: the same officiant will be performing the ceremony, a lot of the friends and family who originally helped David pick Elizabeth will be in attendance, and David will wear the "same tuxedo he wore 19 years ago."

This time, though, their four kids will be there with them.

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