Thousands participate in 2018 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Thousands headed to Southdale Mall Sunday morning, on Mother’s Day, for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. 

The first Komen Twin Cities race was held back in 1993 with 2,500 cancer survivors, friends and loved ones. Now, close to 30,000 people show up to take part in the event every year.

The sea of people wearing pink are raising funds, bringing awareness, celebrating survivors and honoring those who have lost their battles with breast cancer.

Races, walks and runs will be happening throughout the day, ending with the 5K around Lake Cornelia in Edina. To date, Komen events nationwide have raised more than $2.5 billion for breast cancer research and life-saving community programs.