Breast cancer fundraiser 5K brings survivors together


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Founder's park in Johnson City was covered in pink Sunday during a breast cancer fundraiser 5K.

Organizers estimated more than 3,000 people would run or walk at the event. The money raised goes to support the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The organizations help with breast cancer research, as well as services that help patients.

"It's a sisterhood, and it feels great to not be alone," breast cancer survivor April Faulise said. "I've been doing the American Cancer Walk…this is going to be my third year."

"I have lots of friends who've had breast cancer," survivor Candy Stieler said. "So I like to support them in this way too."

Organizers estimated that, as of Sunday, they had raised about $112,000 toward their $165,000 goal. For more information or to donate, visit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer website.

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