Thousands turn out for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Thousands turn out for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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Thousands of runners and walkers hit the pavement in downtown Knoxville this weekend to join the fight against breast cancer. Thousands of runners and walkers hit the pavement in downtown Knoxville this weekend to join the fight against breast cancer.
The event is one of the largest 5K races in the area. The event is one of the largest 5K races in the area.
"Anytime you're with someone else who's been through the same thing you have that's always healing," said Maggie Hunt, a survivor. "Anytime you're with someone else who's been through the same thing you have that's always healing," said Maggie Hunt, a survivor.

KNOXVILLE (WATE)- Thousands of runners and walkers hit the pavement in downtown Knoxville this weekend to join the fight against breast cancer.
  
With their shoes laced up and water bottles in hand, cancer survivors and supporters took part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
    
The 5k kicked off early Saturday morning at World's Fair Park.
  
Those affected by breast cancer say the annual event is an inspiration.

"Anytime you're with someone else who's been through the same thing you have that's always healing. To see someone else who survived or had to over come bigger odds than you did yourself, it's just great to see those people," said Maggie Hunt, a cancer survivor.

This year's fundraising goal was $900,000.

The money helps support research, screening, education and treatment.

This was the 16th year for the race in Knoxville.

The event is one of the largest 5K races in the area.

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