LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The possibility of rain didn’t dissuade the thousands of people who turned out Saturday morning for the annual Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County Race for the Cure.
It is based on a foundation of support and raises money for breast cancer screenings, treatments and research.
More than 6,000 people attended the race at Dodger Stadium.
The event included a 5K walk/run, a children’s fun run and a festival.
Seventy five percent of the money raised from the race goes towards funding breast cancer health education, screening and treatment programs right here in the Southland. The other 25 percent goes towards Komen’s national research programs.
CBS2’s Kandiss Crone was at the race to talk to the rained-on but determined runners.
“It feels like a family festival event, some people think it may be depressing to celebrate breast cancer but it really is a day to celebrate how many people have survived the disease,” said Annette Crump, herself a survivor.
“It’s very amazing, it’s just like everyone is in your family and everyone is rooting each other on.” said Laura Rudd, also a survivor and Crump’s sister.
Every walker and runner was a winner this day. Each survivor was treated to a pink medal, hand-stitched beanies and a swag bag filled with gifts to life one’s spirits.
They also got to leave their handwritten message and photos of loved ones who weren’t fortunate enough to survive.
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