Breast cancer survivors and supporters participate in Komen 5K

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Hundreds of runners packed Potawatomi Park in South Bend Saturday for the 6th Annual Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure.

The race raises money and awareness for those that are battling breast cancer.

The participants chose to run or walk the path, many of whom did it with a special someone on their minds.

David Flick came to cheer on his wife, Elizabeth, a breast cancer survivor running in the race.

"She's been a fighter through this all," said David. "Last year, she ran in the Susan G. Komen 60-mile race in Chicago and did very well."

Elizabeth says participating in these races really means a lot to her.

"I wanted to do this for the women who are still battling cancer," said Elizabeth.

Elizabeth has been cancer-free for 2 years, but when she first found out that she'd been diagnosed with the disease she couldn't believe it.

"It's tough because you don't believe it's going to happen to you," said Elizabeth. "Mine wasn't even genetic and I was taking care of myself and staying physically active even before cancer."

Elizabeth says it's the support from other survivors that helped her through.

"Attitude is everything. It certainly is," said Elizabeth.

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