Race for the Cure comes to Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Today hundreds of people gathered in support of October’s official philanthropy: breast cancer awareness.
The Susan G. Koman Foundation held its annual Race for the Cure event where participants walked or ran in support of disease awareness and prevention.
The day kicked off with special events for survivors of breast cancer and they were honored with special t-shirts and photos.
We spoke to one of the biggest race teams at the event.
They call themselves “Diane’s Defenders” and the group has grown from supporting Paula Owens in her fight 8 years ago to supporting her dear friend Diane Harmon as she fights now.
Harmon said it has been difficult to be on the survivor side of the walk this year, but that the support of the 20+ person team has meant the world to her.
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the U.S. and causes more deaths than any other cancer besides lung cancer.