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Thousands Laced Up Their Shoes At Race For The Cure

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The 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. October 19, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

The 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. October 19, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place in downtown Miami Saturday morning.

A sea of pink outfits could be seen at Bayfront Park lined up ready to take part in the race that winds through Miami.

The race includes a 5K walk and run, one-mile fun run and a tot run for kids aged 2 – 7.

October is breast cancer awareness month and the color to show support is pink.

See a gallery of photos from the event. 

The movement has sparked Race for the Cure events all over the country and social media phrases such as #thinkpink.

More than 20,000 people were expected to participate and another 10,000 spectators were expected at  the race in Miami.

Last year the event helped to raise $2 million for breast cancer research.

The Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale Race for the Cure began 18 years ago. At that time, only a few hundred people participated and the event has grown by leaps and bound in nearly two decades.

Before the race, breast cancer survivors took part in a procession.

CBS4 was a proud sponsor of the event. Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez emceed the opening ceremonies at the race and morning anchor Summer Knowles assisted as emcee for the closing ceremony.

CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez was an emcee at the 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. October 19, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez was an emcee of the opening ceremony at the 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. October 19, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Reporter Summer Knowles was an emcee at the 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. October 19, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Anchor Summer Knowles was an emcee of the closing ceremony at the 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. October 19, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

Reporter Vanessa Borge joined the team at the Race for the Cure where U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz attended.

Wasserman Schultz is a breast cancer survivor.

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