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2014 Komen Race Raises 1.6M for Breast Cancer Programs, Research

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More than 30 thousand people filled the streets of St. Louis near the finish line for the annual Komen Race for the Cure on June 14, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

More than 30 thousand people filled the streets of St. Louis near the finish line for the annual Komen Race for the Cure on June 14, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As always, it was a big turnout Saturday for the annual Komen Race for the Cure downtown.

The event drew some 30,000 participants, and raised $1.6 million for breast cancer programs and research.

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

Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte was an honorary co-chair this year. He’s known around Major League Baseball for his K Cancer fundraising program.

“The view you get from being up on stage is pretty awesome,” Motte says. “Seeing all those survivors, people maybe still battling, and people supportingit’s pretty amazing.”

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

Robin Southern of Rolla was diagnosed with breast cancer one year ago.

“It’s been a real journey, a real learning experience,” she says. “This event really just brings everybody together in a great way.”

Check out our full gallery of images from this year’s Race for the Cure.

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