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Running For Local Women Fighting Cancer

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Courtesy: Adam Rasmussen Courtesy: Adam Rasmussen

The 13th Annual Moms On The Run benefit was held at Reno High School Sunday morning to raise money to help women fighting breast cancer.

A perfect Mother's Day event to help out the women in our community facing an uphill battle. Decked out in pink, more than 5,000 people walked and ran. Nearly all of them touched in some way by breast cancer.

"So many of us suffer, or have family or friends that we know that have suffered from breast cancer, so it's just a really good cause to get out and support," says Heather Dixon.

In 13 years, this run has generated $2.2 million. That money has gone directly to women battling cancer here in the community.

"This community is amazing," says Barbara Pinocchio, co-founder of the event. "I can't believe how many people have shown up out here today, all that got in their pink to support Moms On The Run."

As moms finished the race, each was handed a pink flower. The perfect way to cap off a long run, and start the Mother's Day celebrations.

"Mother's Day is important," says Melanie Young. "Getting out here with your family, and being a mom and having my daughter do this."

It's not surprising to hear this run benefit grows every year because supporters say the more money we raise, the closer we are to reaching the ultimate goal.

"It's huge," says Dixon. "It goes to hopefully finding a cure one day."

Pinocchio says she expects to raise more than $400,000 at this year's event

Written by Adam Rasmussen 

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