LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands laced up and participated in Susan G. Komen’s Los Angeles County Race for the Cure on Saturday.
The annual event’s aim is to raise funds to support vital local breast health services and national research to find cures.
“I’ve been a survivor for five years, thank you lord,” Jackie Frazier said. “There trying to work towards fixing the problem, not just putting a ban aid on it,”
Of the funds raised, 75 percent will go toward health services, while 25 percent will be dedicated to research.
“I just like being around the other survivors. It makes me feel good.” Leonora Grajeda said. It’s still hard to talk about it, it makes me tear up.”
This year’s race at Dodger Stadium is expected to surpass last year’s record of 12,000 attendees, with more than 300 survivors in attendance and over 900 members on the largest corporate team.
The 10K got underway at 8:30 a.m., and was followed by the 5K at 9 a.m.
“It will be my first 10K as a breast cancer survivor,” said Bridget Harper, who has been a survivor for a little over two years. “A couple years out, I still live each day in gratitude that my cancer was found.”
CBS2/KCAL9 is a proud media sponsor of the race, which is now in its 20th year.