Almost 20,000 people Race for the Cure

Nearly 20,00 people crowded the streets of downtown Toledo for the 17th Annual Susan Komen Race for the Cure.

Each participant came with a story on how cancer has changed their lives.

Sarah Pinski and her family walked for her grandmother, Martha, who was diagnosed in the late stages of breast cancer.

It was hard to lose her but she taught us something in the process about staying strong and trying to keep going and being strong, said Pinski.

The family has been walking the race for years.

Pinski said her grandmother held on long enough to see her great-granddaughter who attended her very first Race for the Cure event Sunday.

She said it TMs sure to be the first of many her great granddaughter will be a part of.

With all of us girls running in the family, its important for us to help, said Pinski.

Heather Turner is a breast cancer survivor and walked with her family by her side.

We TMre still alive and here with kids, said Turner.

Turner and her mom Robin Yeager have been walking Race for the Cure for eight years. While Sunday was a good day, Yeager admitted it was a very emotional day and kind of tough.

Up to 75% of the money raised will stay in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.