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Race For the Cure Draws Big Crowd and Good Memories For Survivors

45 hundred people could be found across the streets of downtown Amarillo today.

Most, racing for loved ones affected by breast cancer.

But for those who have fought the disease and won, this day means so much more. 

 "Meeting other survivors, talking to them and hearing their story and sharing my story with them. It's a sisterhood," said Denise Price, a cancer survivor.

"I feel the same way but it's nice to see how the community rallies around breast cancer survivors," said Leasa Dean, another cancer survivor. 

One person everyone can rally around is Amy Romero.

"I'm here because I'm a cancer survivor," she said.

Amy is 19 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer in April by a second opinion.

Her first doctor didn't believe she the sore lumps were cancer.

She's living proof that this disease doesn't discriminate, and that self detection is vital in surviving.

"If you feel something you should go get it checked out, even if it's small. Well no because you don't know if you'll have time," said Romero. 

"I hope people take away how serious breast cancer actually is," said Race For The Cure Co-Chair Lizzie Mason.

"It touches your life no matter who you are. You know, we didn't think it would happen to us. But it did. So it touches you whether it's yourself or someone you know," said Dean.

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