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Avera Race "founder" thankful for the event's success

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     From survivors to family traditions... the Avera Race has made an impact on this community.

     Today... find out where it all started.

     Judy Davis is a 27-year breast cancer survivor. The first race was in her honor.

     She says 25 years ago the Junior League was looking for a project-- so they decided to raise awareness about breast cancer... but it wasn't easy.

    Davis says one of the first times they presented--- no one showed up... which motivated her to see this through. "When you increase the awareness, then it's okay to talk about it. It's okay to talk about what's happening in your family-- it's the sharing. And when you come out here on Saturday, I don't know if you've been here, you cannot imagine the amount of people, and they're all racing for somebody or walking for somebody. That's the thing that really keeps this race going."

     Remember, the 25th Avera Race is this Saturday at 8 a-m.

     To register or to find more information... go to ksfy.com.

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