Hundreds are gathering at River Spirit Casino for the 2021 Race For The Cure

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The Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure returned to the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa last year.

Hundreds of people, including breast cancer survivors and patients, as well as family and friends, show their support by wearing pink. Many say it is comforting to know that you are not alone.

“Being able to get back out there in person is everything,” said cancer survivor Marolyn Allred.

Candace Dreyer is a two-year breast cancer survivor.

This is her first participation in the personal race.

“It’s a completely different experience this time around, surviving it and coming out the other end,” said Dreyer. “I’m so glad you brought it back … everyone.”

First-time racer Lauren Fletcher is here to honor someone who couldn’t be here.

“I just wanted to call my mother Diana to heaven,” said Fletcher. “She was with us today. And then my aunt, who is also a survivor.”

Fletcher’s mother died of breast cancer in July.

When Fletcher came up with a team name, her mom always shared her big dream and inspired the name Diana’s Dreamers.

She says they have a whole community that drives them to dream.

“The support and the community … watching everyone with their different stories is just really cool to be a part of,” Fletcher said. “It feels like a lot of support. It’s really cool. ”

The money raised will be used to fund national research, local survivor programs and better access to treatment.


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