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Coloradans took part in 20th annual Race for the Cure Sunday

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DENVER – About 40,000 participants dressed in pink Sunday for Denver’s annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

It was the 20th year for the event, which kicked off at 6 a.m. in the Pepsi Center parking lot. People came out in memory of a loved one or to simply support the cause. Teams met up with one another and ate a survivor breakfast before they commenced the 5K run/walk at 7 a.m.

The race started at the Pepsi Center, looped along Speer, Federal Boulevard, and around Colfax Avenue and Auraria Parkway.

There were 1,000 volunteers who helped out with this year’s race. Race organizers said they think this year’s event raised close to $3 million dollars for breast cancer research.

Since the event started in 1982, global efforts have raised more than $2 billion for research and community education, according to their website.