Race for the Cure 2013 a success

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Tens of thousands of peoplegathered in downtown St. Louis Saturday morning for the 15th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure to raise money for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivorship, and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.

PHOTOS:2013 Race for the Cure

Just over 40,000 people registered for this year's race, including 3,500 survivors, down from last year's total of 51,000 participants.

So far this year'srace has raised$2.1 million for breast cancer research and prevention. Seventy five percent of that money stays right here in St. Louis.

Neville Miller, of Columbia, Missouri,was the first male runner to cross the finish line with a time of 16:05. Lisa Cary, 29, of St. Louis, crossed the finish line at 18:33. Survivor Erica Griffen, 35, of Van Buren, finished the race with a time of 24:29. David Grassi, of Ballwin, was the winner of the wheelchair race at 9:05.

Past honorary chairs Scott Komen and Rams quarterback Sam Bradfordare the chairs of the 15th annual race. Scott Komen, son of Susan G. Komen, was the chair of the inaugural Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure in 1999 along with his wife, Marnie. Bradford was chair of the 2012 Race for the Cure.

PHOTOS:Share your Race day photos

Seventy-five percent of the net dollars raised through the Race for the Cure stays in the St. Louis community to fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support programs. The remaining 25 percent goes toward groundbreaking global breast cancer research, including vital research being done here in St. Louis.

More than 100 percent of the funds raised in St. Louis since 1999 have come back to St. Louis.

Thank you to everyone who made this year's race a success!


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