AUSTIN (KXAN)– Nearly 4,000 people hit the pavement Sunday morning for the 19th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Event planners say the race is put together as a way for the community to come together to celebrate, honor and remember loved ones impacted by breast cancer — and to raise money for the one in eight women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
One participant emphasized the importance of checking for signs of the disease.
“I would advise any woman of any age — young or old — to do vigilant self-exams,” said Mikki Griffith, who survived breast cancer and has been cancer-free for 10 years. “Breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are. I happened to have been in my 50’s. She was in her 40’s. My youngest daughter was 27 when she was diagnosed.”
KXAN is a proud sponsor of the event and KXAN anchor and reporter Kate Weidaw served as an announcer.