Thousands take part in 19th Twin Tiers Race for the Cure

05.22.17 | Bob Price

Thousands laced up their running shoes Sunday for the annual Susan G. Komen race for the cure.

This 5K event took place in the City of Elmira.  It's the race for the cure's 19th year and everyone had a reason to be there.

From those who know someone with cancer, Jim Keenan walked with his wife and she no longer has cancer.

"I think it gives her lots of support and the whole family gets behind this, that's why we're team Keenan," he said.

Also, others who have taken on the fight against cancer.  Linda Noble of Millerton, Pennsylvania is a six year cancer survivor.

"I think of all the people who are here, the support, and I think of the people that are fighting breast cancer and when I'm running, I think of trying to get through today because I'm excited to be here and know that I can do this," said Noble.

The Komen Race for the Cure is all about finding a cure for a disease that has impacted the lives of so many.

Every day a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer - it's the second leading cause of death among women.

Along the race people cheer you on and no matter where you look, there's a story as to why people take part.

So far, $37, 584 and counting was raised from Sunday's race and 75 percent of each dollar raised stays in the Twin Tiers.