Race for the Cure

  • Jackie Reid walks with approximately 1,000 fellow breast-cancer survivors in the Survivor Procession, the prelude to the18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of the Step Ahead All-Stars, a cheerleading squad in Doral, walk and cheer as they lead the way for a Survivor Procession before the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A boy holds a handmade sign showing Downtown Miami Charter School students' support as he walks in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Derek Carroll of Miami, running with a team from Perry Ellis International, nears the finish line of the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Four-year breast-cancer survivor Martha Corvea, right, of Miami Springs, congratulates Mary Marciniak, a 13-year survivor from Fort Lauderdale, after Marciniak finishes the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Barbara Pech, of Miami (a 16-year breast-cancer survivor), right, embraces Rose Jacobson of Kendall (a 14-year survivor) at the finish line of the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure, on Saturday. Pech was among the volunteers giving survivors medals at the finish line. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Aventura Police Officer Theresa Williams, right, who was diagnosed a year ago with breast cancer and lost her mother to the disease, walks with friend Lola Pomerantc of Aventura, a 19-year survivor, in the Survivor Procession on Saturday. The procession recognized some 1,000 survivors and was the prelude to the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Participants carry towels with the message "Join the Fight" as they walk in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Breast-cancer survivor Marguerita Brailsford, center, of Miami Gardens, beams as she receives a medal for completing the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. Brailsford's daughter Keisha Brailsford, right, and son Lynn Roy, not pictured, walked with their mom. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bayfront Park in downtown Miami is filled with breast-cancer survivors and families, friends and other supporters who participated in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Terry-Ann Ramjus, right, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in July, strolls with friend Reggie Bouchard before taking part in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, center, a breast-cancer survivor, smiles through her tears as she walks in the Survivor Procession with her daughter Rebecca, right, and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman -- also a survivor -- before the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sisters and fellow breast cancer survivors Elba, left, Neli, center, and Ester Nuñez, and their sister Olga, not pictured, traveled from Venezuela to take part in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. They are on a stage at Bayfront Park with others who walked in the Survivor Procession before the race. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Holding roses, breast-cancer survivors cheer from a stage at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami before setting out on the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Runners take off at the start of the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The Race honors breast cancer survivors, supports those dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and raisees funds for research to end breast cancer. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Throngs of runners and walkers head south on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami at the start of the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Friends Joy Spence, left, and Betty Verdecia, both of Miami, wear colorful tutus as they run in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF