Thousands attend 2016 Komen Race for the Cure

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 16, 2016) — More than 14,000 people came together for the “Komen Race for the Cure” at Military Park on Saturday morning.

Organizers say one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Walkers and runners worked to fight that statistic with a goal of raising more than $1.3 million for research and other programs.

More than 1,500 local survivors kicked-off the effort with a “pink parade.”

“It’s a big deal to come down and be in the survivor parade and march with all the other survivors — just the comradery , the excitement, the adrenaline,” said breast cancer survivor Michele Gobey.

“It means a lot, it’s a reminder that you’re not alone,” said breast cancer survivor Jenn Smith.

Organizers say, more than $23 million from Komen supporters has returned to fund research programs in Indiana.

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