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LSU campus goes pink for ‘Race for the Cure’

Cancer survivor Carol Cook showed up for the race a day after she finished her treatment. Cancer survivor Carol Cook showed up for the race a day after she finished her treatment.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Earlier today, runners and walkers gathered together on the LSU campus to raise money for a good cause.

The annual Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure' campaign was held this morning. The LSU campus was flooded in pink instead of the usual purple and gold, in hopes to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

Organizers say most of the money stays in Baton Rouge to help women in the area. One cancer survivor, Carol Cook, had her treatment yesterday, but she was still able to finish the race this morning.

"I walked a little bit while I was in Houston, and I felt like I could do it, and I figured if I couldn't I would just stop and someone would come and pick me up," Cook said, laughing. " I really wanted to be out here though because of everything that's going on," she added.

The Race for the Cure has grown into more than 120 races worldwide with more than 1 million people participating annually.

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