More than 10,000 people participate in Race for the Cure race

DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - It was a beautiful day to wear pink and to Race for the Cure.

Men, women, kids, survivors and even those currently living with cancer, came together on Daniel Island Saturday for breast cancer awareness.

The 17th annual Susan G. Koman Lowcountry race for the cure raised money for breast cancer research.

The national charity event takes place in 110 cities around the country and in Charleston; the race for the cure is South Carolina's largest 5K.

More than 10,000 people participated in Saturday's race and over 300 local businesses came together to show their support.

The Lowcountry has invested $3 million dollars in breast cancer awareness.

"I'm totally overwhelmed," said Karen Tevsinis, a 17-year breast cancer survivor. "I've got two daughters that I'm concerned about. This is really wonderful to see all this support for Breast Cancer and hopefully in just a few years there will be a cure."

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