Race for the Cure Persists, Despite Rain

8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Monday, September 20 2010 Sep 20, 2010 Monday, September 20, 2010 9:48:02 AM CDT September 20, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - The rain cut down on time for the inaugural Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure on Sunday, but it didn't cut down on the spirit. Umbrellas on hand, plastic on back or bags on head, the rain couldn't hold back the 4,000 people that came to race. The event raised more than $150,000, but the exact amount won't be known for the next few days.

The first annual Race for the Cure in Columbia was four years in the making, and drew in families and friends who were supporting those they love with cancer. The event was one of the biggest races in Columbia's history.

"We've been planning this for 16 month. We had over 4,000 people and raised over $150,000," said Johanna Cox-Littrell, chairwoman for the event. "There were so many young women and men, and they talk about breast cancer, and maybe that will help save their life."

Cox-Littrell also said they won't know for certain how much money was raised until later this week when they finish counting. The race coordinators will continue accepting donations until the end of October.

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