Race For The Cure: Annual race takes place Saturday in West Palm Beach
6:05 PM, Jan 23, 2013
12:13 AM, Jan 24, 2013
Andrea Wesley was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. She is now cancer free and is ready to run in the Race For The Cure. "I couldn't believe the efficiency, the dedication the energy put in to helping me to recover from this disease."
Andrea did not have health insurance. She turned to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for help. To thank the foundation, Andrea is joining thousands of runners and walkers along Flagler Drive on Saturday.
Cyndi Young Arruda, the vice-chair for the race said, "We have music at the turnaround at 23rd and Flagler, we will have so many fun things. Everyone can come out and participate. You can walk or you can run you can just have a lot of fun with us and in addition to educational services, we invite people to visit our Komen Community Village."
Race Chairperson Michele Donahue said there will be something for everyone. The first race starts at 7:30a-m. "We've got a kid's expo, and this year we have something new, we've got an obstacle course that people can participate in and a fitness warm up."
Cyndi Young Arruda and Michele Donahue, who are also breast cancer survivors, volunteer for the foundation. Michele said, "The important thing about the race is that it's the largest fundraiser for our affiliate and the best means that we have of providing services to the uninsured and under insured in our community in helping to save their lives."