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Hundreds gather for Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' in D.C.

"Race for the cure 2016!" Runners cheered as they ran across the finish line near the Washington Monument.

Runners and walkers came out for a cure, for support, for memories, and for a message about beating all odds.

"I feel ecstatic, to be able to do it with my dad," said breast cancer survivor, Kris Degrace, fighting back tears. "I'm really happy."

With each step pounding the pavement, came a story.

"I called my husband on the phone, he was in Baltimore, he said, 'No worries, baby, we're going to get through this together.' Austin A. Williams is my rock!" said breast cancer survivor, Janet Williams.

Crowds came decked out in pink gear with family and friends by their sides.

"I never thought it would happen to me, but, I just want everybody to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and as long as you have support surrounding you, you will get through it," said Williams.

After running the race a man surprised his girlfriend with a heart-felt proposal. His girlfriend was running the race in honor of her mother who had died of breast cancer.

And of course she said yes! You can watch the full proposal here:


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