Thousands hit the street for the Komen Race for the CureUPDATED 6:55 PM HST Oct 20, 2013Video Transcript
Pink was the color du jour...as thousands gathered at Kapiolani Park to participate in the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. KITV4's Kenny Choi has the story. NATS 01:51 The morning kicked off with a rowdy and energetic Zumba warmup. Adrian Jones- 03:36 "it gets emotional.. to see the stregnth of survivors, they go through a lot," Soon after that, it was off to the races. NATS OF RACE START: 05:09 6000 participants either ran or walked to support the fight against breast cancer, including Adrian Jones, whose sisters all battled the disease. Rose Codiamat - 04:00 "I have lost friends and family to the disease. I also have friendx who are survivors so the most I can do is to walk for them," NATS 04:54 Let's go .. Beat that cancer!" Leading up to this year's race, more than $3 million has been raised in by the Komen Foundation in Hawaii. Organizers are halfway to this year's goal of $350,000 that will go towards supporting local health organizations. Rich Martinez 07:25 im excited about day we don't have to worry about bc .. thru fundraiseing effoprts like this we become that much closer to ending bc forever, that's our goal" While fundraising is a big part of the walk, the race also brings together hundreds of volunteers throughout the community.... From bare-chested men flexing their muscles in support of the fight... To these Girl Scouts. They made 500 lei, and gave each survivor a special gift at the end of the race. Joy Andres- 10:17 it took stressful 4-5 months to make it but worth it when u lei these survivors see smiles, so worth it," Candi King - 2 time survivor 12:38 it's a lot of ohana and love so glad they put in this hard work, it means a lot to all of us ladies," Randi Pelch- 10:52 its emotional. we're giving sokmething after race survivors. It's cool, yeah! Reporting from Kapiolani Park, Kenny Choi KITV4 News.