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The Cancer Fairies Come Through

Komen for the Cure 3-day a success



    The Cancer Fairies Come Through

    Parts of North Texas were showered in pink, this past weekend, as close to 2,400 people walked to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.

    Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, grandparents, friends and survivors came together to raise money for the battle against breast cancer.

    NBC 5 chief meteorologist David Finfrock was one of the walkers.

    His daughter, Jennifer Perry, was diagnosed with breast cancer in December. After undergoing a double mastectomy, she finished all her treatments in July.

    The three-day walk spaned more than 60 miles and teams helped raise close to $8 million.

    "We got some real good close get-together time this weekend," said Finfrock about the time spent with his daughter and their team, the cancer fairies.

    "It's a great group of young women, and this weekend I feel like I got 12 new daughters," Finfrock said.

    Participants walked, camped, laughed, cried and celebrated life and new friendships.

    "It was awesome; it was really awesome," Perry said. "We had miles and miles of people cheering us the whole weekend."