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Thousands Walk And Run For Breast Cancer

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SPOKANE, Wash. - More than 6,500 people participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in downtown Spokane Sunday. The event raised more than $455,000 for the fight against breast cancer.

Although it was cold and rainy, the bad weather could not stop thousands from walking and running for a good cause. People were dressed in pink everywhere you looked and underneath the pink were people running the race in honor of someone they love.

"My best friend's mom, about three years ago, was diagnosed and she went through a pretty tough recovery," said race participant Natasha Balani." "A number of ladies from work were here to support a survivor," said race participant Josh Frazier.

"For my mom, she's a breast cancer survivor over there, so we're walking for her," said race participant Doug Hanna.

Several women also said they would not be here today if their cancer had not been found early.

"It was deep enough that if they hadn't found it, by the time I would've felt it, it would've been too late, so mammograms do save lives," said cancer survivor Joyce Hanna.

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