MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Downtown Miami was a sea of pink Saturday morning for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure.”
More than 20,000 people signed up for the race which features a 5K walk and run and a one mile fun run. Another 10,000 or so spectators lined the sidewalks of the route. Before the race, there was a breast cancer survivor procession.
The first time Carla Horne attended the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in Miami, she didn’t understand what the party was about.
“I was shaking, asking myself, ‘Why are we celebrating? I have cancer,'” said the Miami Jackson Senior High teacher, who was diagnosed in 2010.
Four years later, she said the shaking is from her excitement. Her favorite part: “People randomly giving me hugs, telling me, ‘Congratulations, survivor.'”
CBS4 was, once again, a proud sponsor of the race which funds the fight against breast cancer. October is breast cancer awareness month and the color to show support is pink.
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CBS4 anchor Irika Sargent and meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez were emcees at the event.
MaryAnn Martinez and Vanessa Borge also helped lend a hand on stage.
Due to the large crowds and the race course, street detours and closures were required.
Click here for a gallery of Celebrity Breast Cancer Survivors.
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