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2014 Race For The Cure Recap

Brad Choat (Twitter: @choatsnews)
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte greets participants in the annual Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis on June 14, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte greets participants in the annual Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis on June 14, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - What’s it like taking part in the Race For The Cure in downtown St. Louis?

We asked “Cindy” – a six-year breast cancer survivor – for her favorite observation, “The sea of pink and white when you crest that first hill, as far as you can see in front from building to building, as well as behind you, all these people are here for the same cause.”

Her friend – two-year cancer survivor “Deborah”- explained to KMOX at Saturday’s 16th annual event, what keeps her coming back, “Seeing this gives you hope and inspiration. You are not alone. Someone else has traveled this road. If we all put our stories together, we’ll find a cure.”

It’s only been one year since Robin Southern from Rolla, Mo. was diagnosed with breast cancer.  How did she like Saturday’s event?

“It’s a real celebration, a celebration of life,” she said.

The man known around Major League Baseball for his “K-Cancer” fundraising program for the battle against breast cancer, served as honorary co-chair of this year’s Komen St. Louis Race For The Cure.

“The view you get from being up on stage is pretty awesome. Seeing all the survivors,  people still battling, and people supporting. It’s pretty amazing, ” said Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte.

Motte and his wife Caitlin were joined onstage by another St. Louis pro athlete, Rams tight end Jared Cook and his mother, Yulinda, herself a breast cancer survivor.

She had some words for the crowd about letting go of one’s troubles, “Roll it up into a big ball and throw it over here into a sea of forgetfulness. It’s gone!”

To see a photo gallery of the 2014 event, click here:

The St. Louis branch of Susan G. Komen has invested more than $39 million in donations fighting breast cancer over the years. The money is spent on education, screenings, and research.

 

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