September 2, 2006
Saturday morning thousands of women from across the area took part in the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler.
The race benefits the UVa Breast Care Program and is hosted by the Charlottesville Track Club. Some of the runners are breast cancer survivors and they say the "motivational mile," which is the last mile of the race that's posted with signs of women who have had cancer or died from cancer, is a special tradition.
"They're running in honor of someone or they're running in memory of an individual, whether it's a family friend or a coworker or a family member, who's been touched by the disease," Track Club member Stephanie Commander said.
Last year the race raised $100,000 and organizers are hoping to give $120,00 this year.