Despite controversy, many show for Komen Fort Worth race

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by RON CORNING

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WFAA

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Updated Sunday, Apr 15 at 1:56 PM

FORT WORTH – The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure suffered as a result of the Planned Parenthood backlash, but nearly 11,000 runners and survivors hit the pavement for the cause.

Last year 13,800 people took part in the run. That number is down and so is the funding.

Despite the dip in numbers, the Fort Worth run saw a slight gain in participants in the last week.
Participants said it was more about the cause than the controversy.

The oldest registered breast cancer survivor, Lydia Walden, participated in the race.
 

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