Mainers Race for the Cure in Downtown Bangor
A sea of pink and white flooded the Bangor Waterfront as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicked off it’s 16th year.Survivors and supporters alike completed the race with hope in finding a cure for breast cancer.”I get goosebumps as I stand here as the race takes off. Watch Main street and see all the people and pink and white shourts be shoulder to shoulder to find a cure for breast cancer. It’s just amazing.” Despite undergoing treatment, many survivors came out to support the cause.”The amount of survivors, you think you’re alone when you find out you have cancer. You feel isolated, but you’re really not.”One racer has been participating almost as long as she’s been in a wheelchair. By the time she finishes, usually everyone’s gone, but this year people waited for her to cross the finish line.”It’s a wonderful feeling.. I was so proud and happy that everyone was standing there. It just gave me more encouragement to keep pushing.”Survivors agree that support is everything.”It’s very huge to know that there’s this many people that support you and also to see all the survivors. It’s a lot of survivors.”While the money raised goes to fund cancer research in the state of Maine, there’s another thing the race provides and that’s hope.It is possible keep fighting, keep your family close. Family and friends are there to help you and you’re never alone.