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Race for Cure draws 1,500 participants

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For 16 years they've raced, walked, but more importantly they've finished.

“This is another year that they beat this disease. This is another year that they are still here to tell their story and support all the people who are being diagnosed,” said Anita Stewart, Operations Director, Komen Chattanooga.  

More than 1,500 gathered at UTC where 75 cents on every dollar stay right here in the 16 county area. The other part of the money goes to the Susan G. Komen Science and Research program.

“We have service providers who offer diagnostics, screening, breast cancer support services,” said Stewart. 

Jan Cloud came out with her friends to race. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and remembers hearing the news.

“My first thought was of course was my children. My daughter was a senior in high school and I was fearful for her, I didn't want to be a loss in her life,” said Cloud.

Cloud has been cancer free for three years. She says her faith in God helped her win the battle. 

“Don’t give up hope. There are new treatments every day, just from the five or six years ago that I had surgery it has changed tremendously, and that's why we are here,’ said Cloud.

Researchers say about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. If you want to make a donation visit here

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