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Evansville thinks pink as Race for the Cure nears

Pink ribbons lines the trees along Evansville's riverfront, as organizers prepare for the Race for the Cure.

Board President Carolyn Beck says a lot of work goes into this race.

"We have so many volunteers that work tirelessly, I mean we were here until 8:00 last night and we'll probably be here until the wee hours of the morning getting everything set up, so it's a big production with a lot of volunteers that put in a lot of work."

With only a few hours left, Beck says they're very close to reaching their volunteer goal.

"Right now we're at about 13,500. We're hoping to get 15,000. That would be our ultimate goal."

Even though online registration is closed, you can sign up in person until racetime.

"They can come down here. We'll be in the Old National Bank atrium until 7:00 p.m. for a late registration, and in the morning we'll be open at 6:30 a.m. for late registration. They can still register at that time."

She says chances are by signing up, you'll be helping someone you know personally.

"Seventy-five percent of the money raised stays local. I think that's an awesome thing to say about a charity, so it's helping your friends, your family, your coworkers."

The other 25% goes to find the cures.

"That is so important. There are so many people out there that need our services, that need the awareness, need to get screened, need the education."

Organizers say it's best to arrive early at 8:00 a.m. There will be a special parade for survivors of breast cancer. Then the 5k run begins at 9:00 a.m. on Riverside and Cherry, and at 10:30 a.m., there will be an awards ceremony.

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