PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While many are celebrating the wonderful mother’s in their lives, there is another celebration of sorts, that took place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Thousands packed Eakins Oval for the 24th annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure® , the largest run/walk event in Philadelphia. This annual Mother’s Day race is one of the community’s most successful breast cancer events.

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Attendees and registrants, participate in honor of those they know who have battled breast cancer and those they’ve never met.

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The women of Eyewitness News, joined by CBS radio, hosted the emotional ceremonies.

The Philadelphia Race for the Cure has funded more than 140,000 free mammograms, provided $52.5 million in grants for local breast cancer programs and contributed $21.5 million for research.

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