Thousands gather for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Walkers and runners from all across Tennessee gathered in Knoxville Saturday for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

More than eight-thousand people came to World’s Fair Park to raise money and awareness towards breast cancer research.

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“Being 32 years old diagnosed with breast cancer, I really wanted to come support so they can find a cure,” said participant Melody Ashley. “I have a 6 year old daughter that needs her mom so that’s why I’m out here to support.”

The name of every breast cancer survivor was read aloud over a speaker and that person was handed a carnation.

That flower symbolizes the togetherness of the Knoxville community in the fight against breast cancer.

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