Thousands 'Race for the Cure'

kjones@idahostatesman.comMay 10, 2014 

Saturday morning’s rain may have slowed down the last-minute registrations, but it wasn’t able to dampen the spirits of more than 11,000 people who signed up for Boise’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Most of the money raised by the race and donations stays in Idaho to provide screening, patient assistance and education. The rest goes to national research.

“Find a cure, that’s what I say,” says Annie Franks, a five-year cancer survivor and volunteer, who kept up a constant cheer from the sidelines during the survivor’s parade.

Doing the race with daughter was on Kathy Williams’ bucket list. “I did it,” she says. “If I can do this, I can win this battle.” She’s a five-year survivor. Her daughter, Kimberly Brackett said: “Win for life, she kept saying.”

Click here for the full gallery of photos from Statesman photographer Katherine Jones.

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