Race in Fresno raised money to fight breast cancer

FRESNO, Calif.

Almost 8,000 people participated in the Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure.

All of the money raised at the event goes to the support the Susan G. Komen Foundation's efforts to find a cure for breast cancer.

Breast cancer survivors wore pink shirts at the event to identify themselves.

One 36-year-old breast cancer survivor said seeing so many survivors in one place can be a very powerful experience.

"Being around the survivors is a whole different feeling than being around your family, your friends. Looking out and seeing a sea of pink is so motivational and you just don't feel alone," Gail Fry said.

Komen Central Valley says the funds raised from this year's event will be especially important because of state funding cuts to the "Every Woman Counts" program.

Komen Central Valley is now the only source of funding in the region for mammograms for women between the ages of 40 to 49.

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