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Breast cancer survivors share their stories at Race for the Cure

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The 2nd Annual Race for the Cure brought hundreds of cancer survivors to downtown Wilmington. The 2nd Annual Race for the Cure brought hundreds of cancer survivors to downtown Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Second Annual Race for the Cure brought hundreds of cancer survivors to downtown Wilmington Saturday.

Some have survived breast cancer for one year, other have survived for 20 years.

"I've had breast cancer twice," said Julie McQueen, "Today I'm celebrating 20 years since the first time I got breast cancer."

 Alana Adams is celebrating her one year anniversary from breast cancer in a very different position than last year's race.

"Last year, I was in a wheelchair. Now look at me, I'm great," said Adams.

She spent her race day encouraging those who are stilling fighting for their lives.

"Attitude is everything. You've got to be positive because cancer cannot win," advises Adams. "It's all about positive attitude it will get you everywhere."

McQueen encourages everyone to get involved in the fight against breast cancer.

"You can make a difference," said McQueen, "Some people don't think one person can make a difference but you can!"

Sheila Evans is also a survivor. She said many people come out to the race because everyone knows someone who is affected by breast cancer.

"It's just so prevalent," explained Evans. "So, people are out here racing for their friends, family, and themselves to support the cause."

Evans encourages those individuals who are fighting breast cancer, to reach out to resources in the community for support.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation is accepting donations until March 31, 2014.

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