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Thousands come out for Race for the Cure

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -

There was an explosion of pink in downtown Lexington Saturday morning.

"The energy in the air is just absolutely amazing," says Eileen Smyth, Mission Director of Susan G. Komen Lexington.

"It's days like this that it really shows the heart of people, the heart people have," says Josh Nadzam, a participant.

Nearly 5,000 supporters and survivors turned out for this year's annual Race for the Cure.

"This is overwhelming. You can feel the love. People see that I'm a cancer survivor and I get pats on the back. It's overwhelming," says Rose Carter, a cancer survivor.

Carter beat cancer in August. She's proud to be out supporting others fighting breast cancer and to help researchers find the cure.

Others came out in honor of their loved ones.

"My sister is a breast cancer survivor. I'm walking for her and all the women out there and men that have dealt with this disease," says Sue Reynolds, a participant.

There were even four legged friends dressed to impress with their pink attire.

The Susan G Komen event includes the 5K race and plenty of food and entertainment for the whole family.

WKYT's Sam Dick and Amber Philpott emceed the event.

Josh Nadzam crossed the finish line first. He says that moment actually came in second for the real reason why he was there. He says he is proud to support a foundation that he believes in.


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