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Race for the Cure raises more than $230k

Posted at 5:37 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 07:03:02-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucsonans laced up their running shoes and dressed up in pink to race for a cure for breast cancer on Sunday morning.

The 18th annual Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure took place at the University of Arizona mall.

Each person who crossed the finish lane has their own special reason for participating.

"This is the 7th year that I've run in the pink suit. I lost my mother to cancer in 2010 and one of her biggest things as she was going through her fight was that if there was something out there to try and something out there to do, why wouldn't you do it?" said one runner.

The funds from the race go to grant money to people who cannot afford to get diagnostic and treatment services. Money is also sent to national to fund research to help find a cure.

As of Sunday afternoon, more than $230,000 was raised.

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