Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Race for the Cure still running

Updated: Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 7:15 PM CST
Published : Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 4:03 PM CST

AUSTIN (KXAN) - The race itself is over but Austin's Race for the Cure is still running after the 11th annual event.

Around 20,000 runners and walkers, circled The Domain in North Austin for hours Sunday Morning.

They came wearing all kinds of creative shirts, some with special signs, and some even dancing their way down the track.

While organizers are pleased at the turnout, they say donations have lagged behind this year, by several hundred thousand dollars.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation says they hope to make up the money with online and text donations .

Kathy Bishop, a one year survivor, walks for all of her friends who aren't here any more.

"I was very blessed. It was a situation where the cancer got caught very early and so I had the best doctors and the best support system and I'm here," she said.

The cause turned into a family outing for some.

Christina Silingardi took her husband and two boys with her to the race.

"For us we want them to have a healthy lifestyle. And if they learn about supporting good causes from the start today, from the beginning, I think that is very important."

However much money the Komen Foundation eventually raises, 75% will stay in Central Texas, serving a five county area.

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