Portland, September 21st, 2014. An estimated 40,000 walkers and runners hit the streets of Portland to raise money and fight breast cancer. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raised over 2.3 million dollars and organizers say 75-percent will stay in Oregon to fund education and early detection programs for breast cancer. (Photo credit, Race for the Cure)

2014 Komen Portland Race for the Cure - Sunday, September 21st!

The 2014 Komen Portland Race for the Cure drew thousands of supporters.

Betty Metcalf a 20 year survivor, who at 86 drove from Olympia to Portland to walk with her daughter and granddaughter.

Betty Metcalf a 20 year survivor, who at 86 drove from Olympia to Portland to walk with her daughter and granddaughter.

Even four-legged friends got into the act.

Even four-legged friends got into the act.

For survivors and people fighting cancer, the race is a chance to connect and be inspired by stories of hope. Komen Oregon reports that 70 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every week in the state, which is one of the highest rates in the country. Supporters hope to combat those statistics. Here’s a list of the top fundraisers:

  1. Team Janine $31,642
  2. Bruner’s Bosom Buddies $11,753
  3. TEAM CONSUMER CELLULAR $11,694
  4. Team Tektronix $11,439
  5. Tough Mothers $7,733
  6. Nonnie’s Warriors $6,083
  7. Pacific Power- Powerful Pink $6,078
  8. Naturally Pink $5,867
  9. Wells Fargo $5,625
  10. Busking for Boobs $5,433
There were lots of giveaways at the Race for the Cure Portland 2014 — at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

There were lots of giveaways in Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Events included a Fun Run, 5k Fun Walk, and  1-Mile Family Walk.

Events included a Fun Run, 5k Fun Walk, and a 1-Mile Family Walk. 

Crazy costumes are always popular like those for the Pirates of the Cure-abean

Costumes are always popular like those worn by the Pirates of the Cure-abbean.

Crossing the finish line brings smiles.

Crossing the finish line brings smiles.

When breast cancer is detected early, patients have a 99% five-year survival rate. When diagnosed at later stages, that
survival rate drops to 24%. Learn more of the importance of early detection at the Komen Website.

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