Thousands run, walk in Race for the Cure - Tucson News Now

Thousands run, walk in Race for the Cure

Participants in the race to raise money for breast cancer research came decked out in pink and some hints of green to show the St. Patrick's Day spirit. Participants in the race to raise money for breast cancer research came decked out in pink and some hints of green to show the St. Patrick's Day spirit.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thousands of walkers, runners and survivors have taken a big step to help fight breast cancer at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

The goal this year was to raise a half million dollars, most of which stays right here in southern Arizona.

Participants in the race to raise money for breast cancer research came decked out in pink and some hints of green to show the St. Patrick's Day spirit.

"Man, I'm loving it," breast cancer survivor Lottie Barrett said. "I am loving it to death. And I am so honored to be here."

Some of the walkers have personal stories of pain, stories of battles lost and loved ones who could not participate. They walk in their memory.

"This will be the fourth year now that I've run in it," said Chris Pings, who lost his mother to cancer. "My mother passed away from cancer in May of 2010."

But the mood Sunday was upbeat. Every small step taken here represents another big step to help find a cure, help ease the pain and help save more lives.

"25 percent of the money raised goes to research," said Connie Melton, executive director of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. "75 percent stays here for treatment and education and screening."

We are your proud Susan G. Komen station and KOLD News 13's Emily Turner emceed the event.

Organizers estimate at least 5,200 people showed up.  Donations are being accepted through the end of April.

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