A Sea Of Pink: The Walk for the Cure

Some 4000 people took off on foot for the 60 mile trek.

By Susan Taylor
|  Saturday, Nov 20, 2010  |  Updated 6:00 PM PDT
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Breast Cancer Walk : Rain or Shine

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Breast Cancer Walk : Rain or Shine

It was a rainy Saturday for the Susan G. Komen 3-day breast cancer walk.
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Thousands of walkers are winding their way through the city to help raise money for breast cancer research.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure kicked off Friday morning at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Teams, donned in pink, began their journey around 7 a.m. on Friday.  Some walkers held signs and photos of loved ones,others made team t-shirts. 

Last year, the event raised $9.5 million dollars in San Diego, the highest amount raised by any of the 14 cities that host a Komen 3-day walk.

 "When I did the walk the first time I actually didn't know anybody who had cancer, " said Becky Gleason from Oceanside. "So then after signing up I actually learned I knew so many people who had breast cancer or knew somebody who had it so we really just walk for everyone." 

Shannon Cyger who's also from Oceanside says she's walking for her grandmother.

"She was actually diagnosed this year. But she's good.. I'm going to cry, sorry. Very excited to be here."

 This year, 4000 participants are making the three day trek. The 60 mile walk ends Sunday at Petco Park

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