BOISE — About 12,200 people walked or ran or were pushed in wheelchairs to participate in Boises 15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday along ParkCenter Boulevard.
The number was about 2,500 more than last year, according to Executive Director Hilarie Engle.
Were so excited. People are excited," she said.
The 5K and one-mile fun/walk raised $109,000 so far (and donations are accepted through May 31 at komenidaho.org) for awareness, education, early detection of breast cancer, as well as research.
The family of Ilene Tonkin, who died in 1994, was among the participants. Ilenes daughters now bring their own children in memory of their grandmother.
Especially (to see) the survivors, to see how far theyve come, says Katie Thompson, one of Ilenes daughters, still getting emotional. The treatment has improved since 1994 and the support. It seems my mom didnt have this kind of support. Its awesome.
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