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Race for the Cure takes place in Texarkana

It was a sea of pink in Texarkana Saturday.
It was a sea of pink in Texarkana Saturday.

The 15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held.

This year's theme revolved around the idea of hope.

"It was a shocking thing to find out," said 29-year-old Erica Ramage.

For some, it's the fight of a lifetime.

"I just finished Chemo, I have Stage 3 Breast Cancer," said Ramage.

"I'm Britnie's mom," said Charlotte McCauley. "I'm an 8-year survivor, and Britnie is currently going through treatment right now."

Each year in the United States, 1 in 8 women gets Breast Cancer.

But on Saturday, friends, families and even four-legged friends came together to help stomp it out.

"It's an amazing feeling," said McCauley. "It's awesome that people care and that they want to do something to stop this disease."

The 15th annual Race for the Cure brought more than 7,000 people.

From delicious food to crazy photos, it had it all.

"I'm walking for my daughter, Britnie," said McCauley.

More than 400 surivors were at this year's race to show that Breast Cancer can be beat, and that with awareness others can too.

"No one expected that I get cancer at 29," said Ramage. "I think it's important everyone understand that it doesn't have to be genetic, you don't have to be older, anyone can get it."

In the fight against Breast Cancer, one life lost is one too many.

"I just thank God everyday that I am and I can call myself a survivor," said McCauley. "We just want to raise awareness and do everything we can so that this disease doesn't strike anybody else."

But thanks to events like Race for the Cure, hopefully one day, that won't be the case.

Since 1999, Texarkana's Race for the Cure has raised almost $4 million.

The majority of that money goes to local Breast Cancer programs in Texarkana.
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