PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a sisterhood of pink.
This year, 20,000 people took part in the Pittsburgh Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. It was part of their Mother’s Day.
Why do they do it?
“To celebrate life. There are breast cancer survivors everywhere. I’m grateful to be here,” said Linda Durr.
Durr is a seven-year survivor. She’s grateful to be able to walk with her son, Justin, on this Mother’s Day. There are so many stories like hers.
“I got diagnosed in March, early March with breast cancer. So, I’m here for that and also my mother-in-law who passed away six years ago,” one woman said.
They all got up early Sunday morning and headed to Schenley Park. Until there’s a cure, they say they’ll be here every year.
For the Aubrecht family of Munhall, three generations gathered. Their mother/grandmother is a two-time survivor. Now, all the women in the family get mammograms once a year.
“Thank God for the mammograms and the doctors and everyone. They can catch this early. And we have a better chance of surviving,” said Rafaela Aubrecht.
Evan Hibbs, of Aliquippa, was the overall men’s winner. Michelle Corkum of Pittsburgh was female winner. Lori Dunlap from Ohio was the first place survivor winner.