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Thousands participate in Race for the Cure

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 16, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Wearing pink is one of many ways to show support for breast cancer patients and survivors.

But on Saturday, thousands of Hoosiers not only dressed to impress, they also laced up their sneakers for a walk to help find a cure. 

There's no running from breast cancer. It's an illness that affects one in eight women.

"I was diagnosed in 2012," Kathy Walden said, "That is a day I will always remember." 

But Walden, along with hundreds of other women, are celebrating life. They are survivors. 

PHOTOS: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

"It helps to know that there are other people out there and people are thinking about us," Stephanie Probst said. 

The money raised from the Race for the Cure goes to fund research programs and health services.

Kerrington Williams has already lost two family members to breast cancer. She decided to celebrate her 7th birthday at the Race for the Cure in memory of those women, and to share an important message for those still fighting. 

"Do not be scared. Be strong and be brave," she said. 

More than 14,000 people took part in the race. And while everyone has a different reason for doing it, they are united in finding a cure. 

$1.3 million was raised through last year's race. Organizers are hoping to match that or do even better. You can donate to Race for the Cure through May 16 by clicking here.

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