PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The biggest event of the year in the fight against breast cancer is just around the corner.

Komen Philadelphia hosted a kickoff party on Friday night for the race for the cure. It was a packed house for the event.

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The women of Eyewitness News were on hand to host the event. Jessica Dean, Kate Bilo, Lesley Van Arsdall, Natasha Brown, Stephanie Stahl and Meisha Johnson were on hand for the event.

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The 26th Annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure is set for Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016.

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