POSTED: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 9:04pm
BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — Hundreds of people decked out in pink packed LSU's campus for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Some runners wore creative costumes to help lighten the mood Saturday morning, but they say they are serious about finding an cure for the deadly cancer.
The race helps raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, treatment, and survivor support.
"Together we can accomplish way more than we can by ourselves. So, when a bunch of people get together and support a cause, you get better results," Sharie Lewis, race participant, explained.
Melinda Moore, walked the race to show support for her two sisters who survived breast cancer: "We are out here to support ya'll, and we are thanking God for ya'll survivors."
75 percent of the proceeds went towards helping women in the Baton Rouge area.