Palm Beach Post-Race for the Cure: Until cancer is cured, the committed run

January 29, 2011

More than 20,000 packing Flagler Drive. Nearly $2 million raised. A celebration of life. Profound sadness over death. And pink, lots of pink, because pink represents hope.

Saturday morning, that will be the scene as West Palm Beach’s Race for the Cure is run for the 20th time, a milestone for an event honoring survivors for whom each race is a milestone, marking another year of beating breast cancer.

Mary Booher will be there, just as she was at the inaugural event. Gail Griffin will be there, keeping her attendance record spotless, too. Just as they’ll be moved by the turnout, they’ll no doubt contrast it to humble beginnings that chilly morning in 1992, when there was no massive crowd for the first Race for the Cure at the Meyer Amphitheatre because there wasn’t even a Meyer Amphitheatre.