SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Thousands of runners wearing pink gathered in Sioux Falls Sunday in support of an organization trying to find a cure for breast cancer.
The South Dakota Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure relocated last year to Sioux Falls from Vermillion.
Runner Nicki Loucks was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. The 49-year-old Crosby, N.D., woman tells the Argus Leader that she considers herself "very fortunate" despite having a few bumps in the road to recovery.
Loucks, who's been cancer-free since 2008, says it's very humbling because she knows there are people who've had the disease worse than she did and some people haven't even survived.
Susan G. Komen South Dakota executive director Mary Kolsrud says last year's race raised $74,000 for the foundation. This year's goal was $100,000.