Hundreds Brave Wet Weather To Race For The Cure

       The fight against cancer is constant and unwaivering for those that battled the elements to Race for the Cure. "Cancer never stops, and so people are here, and they know that, so that’s why they are here, even in the bad weather, to find a cure," said Komen Race Committee member Dave Tocchini.
      Raven Patten is new to the battle, diagnosed with breast cancer in May.
      "I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. It was very emotional for me. It was basically just a survival thing for me, just to be able to survive and get through this, that’s what we did with the race today. We survived the rain and we got through it."
     Getting through her daily battle with cancer is a little tougher.
     "I had my whole family with me in the room when the doctor came in and told us that I had breast cancer. My mom and my husband were in the background and they started crying, and so it made it really tough for me to stay strong, which I tried to do and not cry. I’ve had a strong support system, my friends and my family have been there with me every step of the way, so I couldn’t ask for anything more, and it is just a step in the road to get through it."
     One of the hundreds that braved the rain for the cause, Patten says the key to braving breast cancer is simple.
     "I have never even though about death or dying. I don’t think about it as an option, my concern was getting through this surgery and the chemotherapy and radiation and just survival, I don’t think of it as a death sentence at all. Positive attitude. Someone told me it is 80 percent positive attitude, 20 percent medicine, so I just stay happy and have a positive attitude. It is curable you are going to get through it."
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