Thousands Lace Up for Komen Race for the Cure
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Omaha, NE -- With the pop of a gun, they're off. Thousands of people came out Sunday morning for the Nebraska Komen Race for the Cure. It's here where there are countless stories of triumph, battles and losses. "Holly was a teacher and she was most accounts young, she was in her 40's - 42 when she died," said Eric Stec. He's walking for Team Holly. She passed last spring. "It makes you really reflect on the years that you have and the time that you have," said Stec.
Hundreds of teams, families, friends and survivors were there to cheer each other on. "Sometimes families can feel in isolation when you're in the midst of chemo therapy, you're in the midst of radiation," said Kate Sommer. "This is happening to you and it feels singular." Sommer is fighting breast cancer right now. She's hoping for a cure or at least medicine to prolong a woman's life until there is a cure.
That's why they walk and run, with every step they're raising money for a purpose. "It's going to raise money to find the best treatments and eventually get to the cures and that's why I'm here," said Sommer. "I want a cure." The American Cancer Society says by the end of 2013, an estimated 232,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.