PITTSBURGH - The 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure was held Sunday in Oakland.
An expected crowd of more than 24,000 people gathered at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park for the event, which raises money for breast cancer research.
Lynn Winberg, a six-year cancer survivor, took part in the Mother’s Day tradition along with her son, mother and sister.
“It makes you realize that everybody’s together. You know, when you’re down here, there are people that are doing the same thing, wanting to find a cure,” said Winberg.
Winberg’s sister, Cathy Corace, said, “I was with her every step of the way; when she was first diagnosed, I went to every chemo with her, so we continue to support her.”
“It’s important to show her that we support her. We have from the beginning and we will continue to. It’s an ongoing battle. You never know if it will come back,” said Amanda Winberg, Lynn Winberg’s mother.
Sunday’s event included a survivor parade and tribute that honored breast cancer survivors and remembered lives lost to cancer.
Christina Frank, a breast cancer survivor and teacher at Montour High School, was the 2014 race chair.
Seventy-five percent of the money raised from the Race for the Cure stays in Komen Pittsburghʼs 34-county service area in central and western Pennsylvania to support education and screening and treatment initiatives. The remaining 25 percent of money raised goes toward the Komen National research program.
The first Race for the Cure in Pittsburgh was held in 1993.