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PHOTO GALLERY: Runners take on 5K for breast cancer awareness

Sunday, September 18, 2011 | 6:24 p.m. CDT

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure attracted participants for a 5-kilometer run to raise funds and awareness about breast cancer research on Sunday.

Alison Martin and Jenny McGee cheer as they cross the finish line together at Faurot Field on Sunday. Martin has been cancer-free for four months, and McGee has been for six months.
Participants get ready to begin the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday. More than 4,000 people participated in the 5K Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure, which began at Mick Deaver Memorial Drive and ended with a final lap at Faurot Field.
Cathy Schnieders, left, and Michelle Kelly warm up outside the Hearnes Center before beginning the Race for the Cure. Schnieders is a breast cancer survivor and has been cancer-free for less than a year.
Survivor T-shirts hang outside the area designated as the "survivor tent." Each cancer survivor participating in the race received the T-shirt.
Martin and McGee, friends who met during cancer treatment, embrace after finishing the race. The two have gone through having breast cancer and treatment together, and now they are both cancer-free.

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