Saturday Declared LeAnne Taylor Passionately Pink Day

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 9:34 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Thousands of people turned out for the 15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Tulsa's largest 5K race series. The Race for the Cure raises funds, awareness and support for the fight against breast cancer.

It's a cause that has a tireless advocate in Six in the Morning Anchor LeAnne Taylor, breast cancer survivor. Saturday morning, she was surprised with a video tribute and a proclamation by Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett declaring Saturday, September 17 as "LeAnne Taylor Passionately Pink Day."

Komen Race For Cure 2011

LeAnne's Story

The Race for the Cure has a new setting this year at ONEOK Field. Hornsby, the Drillers mascot, was at the starting line ready to lead the charge.

The final numbers are still being tallied but it looks like more than 11,000 people hit the pavement this morning.

The Komen Foundation estimates people donated more than $300,000 to help find a cure for breast cancer.

You can still donate through October 15th at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure web site.

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