Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Takes Over Downtown SF
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A sea of pink took over downtown Sioux Falls Sunday. With a group of Dakota Spirit cheerleaders encouraging them on, hundreds participated in the 10th annual Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.
Participants had the option of running/walking either a 5k or a mile. The group started at Falls Park, traveling around downtown and back. The proceeds for the event go toward finding a cure for breast cancer, 25 percent of which goes to national research, and the other 75 goes to local programs.
“We have so many past cancer survivors that are moms from our team, we have current moms who are going through breast cancer on our team right now, so we just know how important it is for these kids to feel the power and strength that comes from the community,” says Dakota Spirit coach Missy Ragon on why the squad decided to cheer on the runners.
So far, the South Dakota race for the cure chapter has raised more than $25,000 this year. Their goal is to raise $80,000.