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Thousands Take Part in Race for the Cure

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Hitting the streets to help save lives, nearly 6,500 people ran in Moline on Saturday for the 25th annual Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure.

Supporters joined more than 500 cancer survivors for the event, coming together in the fight against breast cancer.

Many racers say a strong support system makes a big difference.

"I think somebody that has cancer needs to have a strong support team and has to have their family around them. I think it might make it easier for them to have a group, it makes it easier for the family, too," said Francine Desplienter, who was taking part in this year's Race for the Cure to support two of her family members.

The Race for the Cure and the surrounding fundraising efforts raised more than $200,000 this year alone.

More than $5.7 million has been raised since the first Quad Cities event back in 1990.

Your Fox 18 is a proud sponsor of this event.

 

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