LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A record breaking 8,500 people took the starting line Saturday morning to run, walk, or stroll to show their support for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
"This is our 15th anniversary so this is a big year and participation numbers are way up," said Ashley Hamm, the Executive Director of Lubbock Komen.
Among the crowd, 133 Texas Tech Medical Students came out to show their support. "It's a group of students that are just totally committed to their studies, to their patients, but also to the community and to breast cancer research," said the Dean of Texas Tech School of Medicine, Steven Berk.
"The fact that it's Susan G. Komen and a great fundraiser we thought we would get all the people together and try to show our support as medical students. This is what we're going into so we feel strongly about it and we feel strongly about being supportive in our community," said Texas Tech Medical Student, Kiersten Andrews.
The support for the cure carried on throughout the day as Covenant Medical Center handed out thousands of free pink t-shirts at the Texas Tech football game. "They went like hotcakes. We really didn't expect this great of a turnout but it's been fantastic," said Covenant Marketing Director, Michelle Stephens.
Pink was the new red and black as Texas Tech fans showed their support for breast cancer awareness month by packing a sold out Jones AT&T Stadium in pink. "Absolutely it's a great thing! It's giving a chance for everyone to get out here and show their spirit, and support Tech, and support the fight, and show their spirit for everyone," said Topher Covarrubio.
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