Komen Global Race for the Cure draws 27,000 participants

It was a nice morning for the annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure.

The Komen Foundation says 27,000 people participated in the District today in the fight against breast cancer. They came from across the region and the country.

But the event drew about 30 percent fewer participants than last year. Observers attribute that to the organization's controversial withdrawal of funding from Planned Parenthood. It quickly reversed the decision, but it left many wondering whether politics had infiltrated its decision making.

Still, those who came out today say they did so without politics in mind.

For the first time the race started at the Washington Monument and ended at the Air and Space Museum.

WATCH: ABC7's Ben Eisler talks with some of the participants, including members of a family that has been hit by breast cancer in three generations.