Thousands in Portland Race for the Cure

Thousands in Portland Race for the Cure

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by KGW.com staff

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Posted on September 16, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 11:20 AM

PORTLAND – Thousands of runners and walkers took to downtown Portland’s streets Sunday for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Participants gathered as early as 6 a.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park for the annual race to raise money and empower people to find a cure for breast cancer.

Sandi Perry is a breast cancer survivor and was walking with her husband Walt Sunday.

"Last year I did this and I didn’t have any hair. I have hair now. It's all good," she said. "This is my team, my supports, my friends." 

"It's really hard, really hard. Breaks your heart to see what she has to go through," Walt Perry said. "She's my sweetheart. She's my hero. She's my survivor." 

Photos: Thousands take to Portland's streets to Race for the Cure

Streets were closed around downtown with limited parking and transportation as droves of people wearing pink marched through town.

For complete race event details visit the Race for the Cure website here.

Race for the Cure: Route Map

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