Runners join in Y-Me Breast Cancer Race

May 8, 2011 11:35:31 AM PDT
This Mother's Day, thousands of breast cancer survivors, patients, their friends and their families ran and walked to help find a cure.

The 20th annual "Y-Me Race at Your Pace" took place in Chicago's Grant Park.

ABC7 reporter Evelyn Holmes and photographer Mike Locashio were among those running a 5K to support the national Y-ME organization. It provides peer-to-peer counseling, and breast cancer survivors answer the hotline 24/7. Support is available in more than 150 languages.

The Y-ME hotline is (800) 221-2141. For Spanish speakers, it's (800) 986-9505.

Also joining in Sunday's race were members were Steve, Courtney and Stephanie Russell, along with Debbie Russell a breast cancer survivor. They spoke with ABC7 after completing the race.

20th Anniversary Y-ME Race At Your Pace
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8
8 a.m.
Chicago's Grant Park (Columbus and Balbo Drives)

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