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Tyler Race For The Cure Draws In Thousands

Thousands of East Texans joined in the fight against breast cancer Saturday morning.

Some 39,000 women, and 400 men, across America will die from breast cancer in 2002. That's why the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure has grown in popularity each year.

Every dollar East Texans raise to race goes to breast cancer research and awareness. But perhaps, the race's most profound impact is that it gives survivors a chance to come together and celebrate.

Two best friends, Linda Bell and Margaret Hall were among hundreds of breast cancer survivors dressed in pink in Bergfeld Park Saturday. Both women faced the realities of breast cancer a few years ago, and they helped each other through the hard times.

"It's frightening, of course, because so many people think that the term cancer means death, and it doesn't have to mean death," said Hall before lining up for the race.

Linda says she dealt with the blow of cancer by facing the issue head on and accepting she had to fight it.

"I just wanted to know the solution," said Bell. "I said, 'I've got it, what do I do from here.'"

Luckily, the two women had each other and their families. Now, each year the team of two gets together to race for the cure.

This morning, over 5,000 people showed up for the event. Last year, the race drew in over $150,000 for cancer research and awareness programs.

Event organizers expect this year's race will beat that number.

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