PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands decked out in pink and attended the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday morning at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
There was a 5K walk/run, a Zumba class and a survivor/fighter tribute at the starting line. There was also a key point.
“Beautiful faces, beautiful families, and a beautiful message: find a cure now,” said one survivor.
The Race for the Cure is a fundraiser for Komen Oregon and SW Washington, which aims to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the United States by 50%.
I’m always amazed to be around the people at @KomenOregon‘s #RaceForTheCure. 💖
It was honor to emcee the event again and despite the rain, the warriors showed up.
I have met so many inspiring people through this event that proves we are all stronger than yesterday. #KOIN6News pic.twitter.com/jfQBdfQRAa— Jennifer Hoff (@JennHoffKOIN6) September 16, 2018
KOIN 6 News anchor Jennifer Hoff was the emcee for the event.