Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' turns Parkcenter Boulevard into a sea of pink

Posted at 3:33 PM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 20:27:03-04

BOISE, Idaho — The City of Trees turned into a sea of pink Saturday, as thousands participated in the 21st annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

The annual event raises millions of dollars for breast cancer research and treatment programs.

Many of Saturday's runners and walkers personally know someone impacted by breast cancer, including Christie Mayes who beat breast cancer and joined the Race for the Cure for the fifth time.

"It's just incredible the support that Boise gives for breast cancer awareness and I feel just wonderful to be a part of it," Mayes said.

Since 1999, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has put more than 7 million dollars back into Idaho and Montana communities for breast health programs, while also giving 2.5 million to breast cancer research.