Thousands Hit DC Streets in Race for the Cure

Saturday, Jun 5, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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Thousands Hit DC Streets in Race for the Cure

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About 50,000 people braved the heat and humidity to take part in the annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure -- and a whole lot of them wore pink to do it.

The 5K run/walk got underway around 8 a.m. Saturday at 7th street and Madison Drive N.W.

"Mammograms, breast exams, we are the cure!" chanted onlookers.

Organizers hoped to raise more than $6.3 million to pay for breast cancer education and breast health services.

"It's been a thrilling time in terms of research," said one planner. "You're seeing a lot more focus on prevention. We've unlocked a lot more answers than we had even ten years ago: knowing different types of breast cancer, how it impacts different people.

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