CHICAGO (WLS) –
Thousands of runners attended Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure along the shores of Chicago.
In a sea of pink, survivors and supporters stood out despite the cold and rain to raise money for those fighting breast cancer and supporting survivors.
"It's the first time we do it and it's Mother's Day, it's a great way to spend it," said Kristi Lippitz, who was running with her son.
For some, it was not just a race or a fundraiser, but a much more personal goal.
"Last year I fought breast cancer, this time last year I just finished chemo, so I came out this year as a co-chair," said Melinda Linas, co-chair of Race for the Cure. "I am honored to be co-chair this year, and I contested the race this year just to prove to myself how far I have come last year and to share the support with all these amazing people. " [1
"I do this for my mother," said runner Adrian Herrera. "She's a breast cancer survivor … right now she's been re-diagnosed with lung and brain cancer, so she's in the fight, as we speak."
One hundred percent of the proceeds of this race go against the fight against breast cancer, education and research.
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