MONROE, La.-- - On Your Mark. Get Set. Go.
Arklamiss residents race for the cure for breast cancer with many different teams coming together for a worthy cause.
One team showed up and showed out, Ainsley's Angels.
"Our organization assists athletes that don't have the ability to use their own legs, we provide the equipment and the legs necessary to have them included in road races," says Ainsley's Angels Ambassador, Jason Parks.
Ainsley's Angels team member, Pat Weatherford, says he was more than happy to be a part of the 5k.
"I'm glad we're doing it because it helps the people who aren't able to use their legs or their arms, and I'm glad we have a lot of people to come out and a lot of vendors to help and support this organization," says Weatherford.
The race proved to be a joyous celebration for all, especially 5k winner, Jansen Nowell, who finished the race in16 minutes and won more than that first place title.
"I'm really excited here running for breast cancer it means a lot to me and i'm just glad I had a good race and give God all the glory for it," says Nowell.
[Holds up a sign that reads]
"Hope, will you run into my arms at homecoming?"--She said Yes.
Breast cancer survivor of the year Ms. Deborah Cole, was present and wearing her pink proudly after battling 15-years of breast cancer.
Fellowship and dancing continue on throughout the day's festivities and everyone had the same end goal.
"It's necessary to keep at it and keep having fundraisers like this so we can research and certainly survival rates are increasing and there were a significant number of survivors out here today and so it's necessary to continue to do things like this and support the Komen foundation," says Ainsley's Angel team member, Amy Veuleman.