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2016 Race for the Cure takes over downtown WPB

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-30 18:29:39-05

The Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure kicked off this morning along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach.

Organizers set up the course Friday hoping for a record setting turnout for the big race. The efforts paid off.

Breast cancer survivors and the teams supporting them say the event was chance to spread their message.

75 percent of the money raised stays in the community for local programs.

"If we don't have the funds to do it we would have thousands of women who would not mammograms who otherwise do."

For Kepchar, that means everything.

"People like the Susan G. Komen foundation raising money, not only for the survivors needs and the community needs, but also for the research aspect."

Newschannel 5 is a proud sponsor of the race. Chopper 5 was overhead taking pictures of the runners. The first of several runs started at 7:30 a.m.