Survivors Celebrate At Annual Evansville Race For The Cure

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The annual Susan G. Komen, Race For The Cure, takes over Evansville’s east side.

Thousands came together for a common cause.

In this sea of pink, nearly everyone has been affected by breast cancer.

Some come to run, some come to remember, and others come to celebrate.

“I swear I’ve been hugged so many times today. It’s amazing.”

Julie Jarvis is a survivor.

“This time last year I had no hair, and I had just had surgery. This is a really important year for me because, what a difference a year makes,” says Jarvis.

For fifteen years Jarvis has been a part of the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure event in Evansville, not as a survivor, but as the President of the Board of Directors.

“There was an article in a paper, and I was like that seems like a great thing to get involved in, and here I am fifteen years later. Who would have thought?” says Jarvis.

She got involved with the foundation, long before she ever knew she would be helped by the foundation.

“Last year I become one of the sisterhood,” says Jarvis.

Jarvis was diagnosed last year, followed by twenty weeks of chemotherapy, surgery, and thirty rounds of radiation.

It’s been a year of fighting, followed by a day of celebrating.

“It went absolutely fantastic. We had a wonderful turn out of survivors, their loved ones, and supporters. We had an absolutely fantastic day. The weather was wonderful, and just a really fun day overall,” says coordinator David Rogers.

Rogers says the east side looked pretty in pink.

This year’s race, and other events, went off without a hitch.

“We appreciate everybody coming out, and we look forward to seeing everybody next year,” says Rogers.

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