Lafayette

Mar 20, 2011 12:07 AM by Chris Welty

12th Annual Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held at Girard Park in Lafayette Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there.

"I pray to God that they find another cure." Patricia Hebard's life changed forever in August of 2005 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"I did surgery in New Orleans and then Katrina came and washed me over here to Lafayette."

Hebard was a survivor for five years, but in September 2010 she was re-diagnosed. Hebard says she's thankful that she's a survivor for the second time and that so many people come out to show their support.

"This is the most wonderful thing that they could ever do. To have so many people strengthen you and care for you."

Although it wasn't a record breaking year, nearly nine thousand people came out to cross the finish line to show their support for race for the cure.

"For me to come out here and to run a simple 5k race is nothing compared to what my wife had to go through so.." Andrew Brown's wife is a one year breast cancer survivor. Brown says having a positive attitude through a difficult situation can make all the difference. "Just take one day at a time and know that as long as you've got breathe than you've got life. just take everyday and you know that I'm going to live...I'm going to survive and if you look in the mirror and say that you never know what's going to happen."

On top of that positive attitude, these supporters will continue racing for a cure.

cwelty@katctv.com

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