Participants came together for the 1K/5K run/walk at the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure in Minnesota, according to a report from Kare 11 News.
The event provided a wonderful opportunity for women of all ages, as well as their family and friends, to come together and support the fight against breast cancer.
Last year, the same event raised close to $2 million in funding for breast cancer awareness
and research, and was subsequently distributed to organizations throughout the Minnesota area.
Breast cancer affects more than 200,000 new female patients each year, according to the American Cancer Society. It is one of the most common forms of cancer for women, and the disease is - surprisingly - often not inherited.
Women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms in order to catch cancer at its earliest onset and avoid the spread of breast cancer to other organs.