Runners Have Many Reasons for Racing for the Cure

LITTLE ROCK, AR - More than 38,000 runners ran in Saturday's Race for the Cure, showing support of those who have battled breast cancer.

The sea of women running in pink was overwhelming. There were thousands after thousands and this year men joined in, but they raced for different reasons.

"We are doing this for Patty Calhoon," said

Brooke Pritchard. "And I just really wanted to wear a tutu," said Jace Bradshaw.

Hitting the pavement and running past all the supporters while Little Rock Firemen put on  a show.

Audra Hines runs every year in honor of her mother who passed away from breast cancer, and her mother-in-law who is a survivor.

Hines even got married on race day three years ago, "It was great I had a pink veil and everything, and my bridesmaids ran with me."

"I can't explain really what it means," said Margaret Johnson. "It's just a great, great  feeling to be a survivor."

Taking part in the survivor parade, Johnson and Carolyn Schmitt said they were just glad to be there.

The survivor parade, with hundreds celebrating life, including special guest Kali Hardig who garnered her own attention for surviving a brain eating amoeba this summer.

Her mother Traci Hardig is a breast cancer survivor.

"We both fought hard and survived something," said Hardig. "So it kind of means a lot that both of us are survivors."

Survivors here celebrating life, to the fullest.

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