Pink Celebration for Komen Race
The Caldewells Patch - almost 5 years
After days of fog and rain, the sun emerged on Sunday at 8 a.m., just in time to greet the breast cancer survivors and their supporters at theSusan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cureat the South Mountain Recreation Complex. Some 5000 strong, the crowd of women, children and men browsed informational tents, played games, ate, danced to the live music on the stage, and greeted one another with hugs and tears.
“This is my third time here,” said Beverly James of Newark. “I’m a six-year survivor and I don’t plan to miss a single year.” Many supporters and survivors came in groups, wearing matching t-shirts or hats bearing the names of loved ones.
The day’s events included a 5K timed race, walk, and a Survivor Celebration. To the crowd’s applause, survivors walked behind bagpipers to the event stage. Many survivors clasped hands, hugged and cried. Later, the group celebrated with cake donated by Cake Boss Buddy Valastro.
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