Mark Schnyder, NBC 5 News
Breast Cancer survivors honored, those who've passed remembered at Denton's South Lake Park.
This Saturday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure North Texas brought out the drizzle and some dazzle. The Dazzling Divas are a group of co-workers who donned tiaras and special t-shirts in honor of a couple of colleagues who've fought and survived breast cancer.
"I'm doing great," says survivor Vivian Case. "I had a mammogram yesterday. I'm a big proponent of mammograms. That's why saved my life and my mammogram yesterday was clear."
Sadly, many came to pay tribute to friends and family who didn't survive.
"November 11th of last year my mom passed away," says David Millican. "She'd been fighting breast cancer for the past year, so our family decided to cocme out here and do this in rememberance of her."
Two-thousand people in Denton ran or walked with a feeling or at least a hope that every one of these races brings us a step or to closer to that elusive cure.
NBC 5 sponsored the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure North Texas for the second year in a row. This race is designed for people in Collin, Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Montague and Wise counties. There were separate races held in Dallas and Tarrant Counties earlier this year.
"It's something that none of us seem to escape so it's really important we do all that we can to contribute to the cause," says Carolyn Corporon who lost her mother to breast cancer. She said she gets mammograms every year and advises her daughter to do self-exams since breast cancer is in the family.