"It's cold," said race participant Robin Nixon. "We could have stayed in bed. But, you know, how many times has one hour of misery doesn't compare to the hours and months and years of suffering some of these ladies go through with chemotherapy."
Cynthia smith is one of those ladies.
"I"m a survivor as of July," Smith said. "I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in April, 2012."
"Yes they're fake," Cynthia read aloud from her t-shirt. "My real ones tried to kill me! Team Cynthia!"
Another race participant, Amanda Garcia lost her cousin to Breast Cancer last year.
"She struggled for about a year and a half," Garcia said. "So this is a small thing that I can do for her."
According to the CDC, 200,000 women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer each year.
"I think it's affected pretty much everybody that I know in some way, shape or form," said Jake Mitchell, another race participant.
"One out of 8 women is going to be touched by Breast Cancer so I like to show my daughter and show friends and family that we've got to do something to help the cure."
Participants say the costumes and the excitement and their unified hope for a cure make the 5k journey all worth while.
"It might just be 5k but it means a lot to everybody and the small donation that we get, you add it up and it makes a big difference," Mitchell said.
"Breast Cancer can be cured if we get out there and spread the word and this is one of the best ways to do it," Nixon said.
If you want to make a donation to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen foundation you can go to komenlubbock.org.
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