Race for the Cure marks 20th anniversary

Images from Saturday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Houston. Were you there? Send in your pictures.

October 3, 2010 6:17:32 AM PDT
More than 35,000 people pounded the pavement Saturday in downtown Houston for the 20th Annual Komen Race for a Cure. The 5K run raises millions of dollars to fight breast cancer. It was a powerful moment for tens of thousands of people, including the fighters, the supporters and the survivors.

"Eleven-year survivor and it's been by the grace of God," cancer survivor Bobbie King said.

Over the past two decades, the Susan G. Komen Houston Race for a Cure has helped raised millions for research and provided breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects in southeast Texas; it's something race chairpersons and nationally known singing trio, The Champion Sisters, say has tremendously impacted their lives.

"You get here and you see all the pink T-shirts and you realize you can get through it," said Molly Bobrow, two-time cancer survivor.

The message of this race made it all the way to Hollywood. Actress Lisa Raye, an ambassador with the Koman Foundation, says she had to attend.

"You can survive. There are survivors out there to encourage you, to motivate you, not be scared and to be able to encourage other people," Raye said.

And for those who have already made it to the finish line, their message to others struggling through breast cancer: keep fighting.

This year's race is expected to raise more than $4 million for breast cancer research in southeast Texas.


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