About 65-hundred people fought the rain and cold this
morning to participate in Race For The Cure.
each of them having their own reason as to why this
race is so important to them.
BREAST CANCER IS OFTEN REFEREED TO AS THE DISEASE
WITH SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION.
EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE AFFECTED BY THE DISEASE.
A year ago I had a double mastectomy and later in
2013 I had a hysterectomy and reconstructive surgery.
CATHY SANTANGELO NEVER HAD BREAST CANCER.
BUT THERE WAS A HIGH ENOUGH RISK FOR HER TO TAKE PROACTIVE
ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO SANTANGELO TESTED POSITIVE FOR
Having watched my mom go through a breast cancer battle
two times in her life, and also finding out that she
is brca 1 positive, it really just kinda put more
power in my hands to decide how I wanted to handle
WITH THE SURGERIES BEHIND HER.
TODAY SIGNIFIED HEALTH.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
It seemed fitting that my family and I participate
in race for the cure for the first time this year
just as a way to celebrate what we've been through
in the past year.
And that we made it through and I had so much support
from my family during that whole year.
AS MUCH PRAISE AS SANTANGELO GIVES HER SUPPORTERS.
SHE IS A HERO IN THEIR EYES.
COLLEEN SANTANGELO :0512
We couldn't be more proud of her, just as a role model
as a mother and as a family member we're just so happy
to be here today.
TO MAKE THE DAY EVEN MORE SPECIAL, SANTANGELO WAS
SURPRISED BY HER PARENTS AT THE START OF THE RACE.
it was just really special to have them here, and
to be able to walk with my mom.
HAND IN HAND THEY CROSSED THE FINISH LINE.
AS TWO HEALTHY WOMEN.
EACH WITH THEIR OWN STORY OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE
Race officials tell me they're estimating over 400-thousand
dollars raised from todays race.
And it's not to late to donate just head over to kxly.com
to learn how to do so.
Reporting in Downtown Spokane, Caiti Currey KXLY 4