BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- On Sunday thousands of people are expected to turnout for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Bangor. One of the survivors taking part in this Sunday's race, says she has been involved with the Komen Race since 2003.
Merry Shepherd was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She says she encourages everyone to take part in the race because even if you are not a survivor you will get something out of being a part of the emotional event.
Shepherd says, "When you see the crowd of people, when you see the sea of pink, which is the survivors and what the walk supports so that there's more survivors, and every year there's more survivors and that's fantastic and to know that you are a part of that and maybe your children wont ever have to worry about it. It's just an overwhelming warm feeling."
The Susan G. Komen Race for the cure is along Bangor's waterfront. The race is Sunday and things get underway at 9am rain or shine. Race officials ask that you park in the parking garage . Be sure to stop by our WLBZ2 Buddy 2 Buddy tent and get your photo taken with your buddy.
The pre-registration location has changed this year. You can stop by the Broadway Shopping Plaza to register as well as pick up your T-shirt and bib prior to the race.