SCRANTON -- On Saturday morning, over 4000 people gathered at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton for the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
"I am a 6 year survivor. So, I came out to support the cause, support breast cancer survivors and hope to find a cure," said Shannon Hilbert of Greentown.
For survivors like Diane Chrobak, race day is a day to honor and remember those who have battled breast cancer and fight to find a cure.
She said, "God bless them and even the little dogs. It's really great. It's grown so much over the years and hopefully the cure will be close."
As folks crossed the finish here at the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Newswatch 16 ran into a lot of females who have survived breast cancer, but also a few men who are breast cancer survivors.
Fiore Mattei of Old Forge said, "Know your body and don't be ashamed. If you see a problem, go see a doctor because if I didn't go see a doctor, I wouldn't be hear today."
Survivors were surrounded and supported throughout the race by family, friends and even strangers here to make a difference.
"I feel happy, exhilarated. I came with my daughter, my granddaughter. They are all here, we have a whole group. We come here every year," added Mattei.
On this day, pink was more than just a color, it was the hue of hope and it radiated throughout Scranton.