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Cincinnati turns pink during the Race for the Cure

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The ladies of fox 19 joined hundreds of breast cancer survivors in painting the town pink at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

To each participant, the race means something special.

"It's for my mom. Elaine Klingman," said runner Cathy Cable. "She is on her second battle with breast cancer. She's a survivor for 25 years and just recently found it again. But she's a fighter. She's 75 years old and going strong."

Survivors donned pink hats and surrounded by thousands of supporters walked or ran across the finish line.

New this year was a 10K run and many survivors proved that a few extra miles was no match for their strength.

"I'm coming up on my eleventh year," explained Christine Tiemen. "So I'm cancer free. I had a mastectomy, radiation and went through the whole nine yards. I had cancer again about five years ago. So I'm through both. I'm healthy, I'm great."

Being the first survivor to finish the 10K earned Tiemen a free flight anywhere in the United States, but the biggest celebration of the day is standing with fellow survivors and pledging to fight until cancer is cured.

"It's touching that everybody can come together and do this," Cable added.

Race for the Cure is an emotional day for everyone, remembering those who lost the fight and celebrating those who refuse to give in.

You can donate to Komen Greater Cincinnati year round by logging on to our website.

http://www.komencincinnati.org/

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