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Thousands attend 17th annual Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure

Organizers say 17,600 people attended event Saturday

Organizers of the 17th annual Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure said 17,600 people attended the event Saturday.

The Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure is held each year to celebrate breast cancer survivors, and family and friends for their support.

The race is also held in remembrance of those who have lost their battle and to give hope that one day there will be a cure, organizers said.

Fundraising is up 16 percent from this time last year. Organizers said donations will be accepted toward race fundraising through May 16 at komensanantonio.org.

Organizers said 75 cents of every dollar supports local breast cancer screening, treatment and education, and 25 percent of net funds fuel innovative research and scientific programs in the San Antonio community.

PHOTOS: 17th annual Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure