A sea of pink takes over Bangor's waterfront for Komen Race for the Cure | News

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A sea of pink takes over Bangor's waterfront for Komen Race for the Cure
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)- This year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brought people of all ages to Bangor's waterfront. It usually brings thousands out to show their support for those battling breast cancer.

Breast cancer survivor, Jan Maillett, walked in her first race this year. She has been cancer free for four years, but she was not walking for herself. Maillett's aunt has been a survivor for thirty years.

Maillett said, "Sometimes when you go through an experience like this you kind of feel alone, even though you have excellent support at home. But unfortunately some people don't. But getting together like this really reinforces how important it is for us to support each other."

All the cancer survivors were brought on stage to be recognized. Maillett said the age of some survivors was shocking,"All the young women, I was amazed there had to be women there that are just barely in their twenties and they've got survivor t-shirts on. That's amazing."

Breast cancer survivors shared their stories and offered advice to others. For those who have lost someone to the disease wore "In memory of" signs or put together another creative tribute to their loved ones. Participants were able to walk or run the race.

 

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