For hundreds of serious runners, the 2011 Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure is a way to integrate their athletic and philanthropic passions. Fierce competitors on the course, even more fierce in the race to end breast cancer forever. He may cross the finish alone, but no one is ever alone in the fight against breast cancer. Some run for their lives, we run to SAVE lives. The racers keep racing, determined to cross the finish line for every woman past, present & future. Racing… for MY Cures. Racing… for OUR Cures. Racing… for THE Cures Thousands of spectators line the 5K route, cheering on every runner and walker as a winner in the Race for the Cure. Across the finish line… and into a world without breast cancer. And the winner is… everyone who walks, runs and empowers the cures! For years, Sandra Folzer (left) has been one of the first breast cancer survivors to cross the finish line – this year coming in as our 1st-place Senior Survivor at an impressive time of 25:24. Over 30,000 registered participants fill the Parkway with pink from start to finish. 'Mother Nature' provides the perfect day for a walk with the family – warm, sunny and bright with hope. People from all over the community walk in memory of loved ones, in honor of survivors, and in confidence the cures are close at hand. 'Breast Friends 4Ever' start early! This young team member walks proudly… 'in training' to take up the fight against breast cancer. Team Saving 2nd Base walks in memory of a special loved one. The volunteers from Temple University Football are a welcome site, providing water & congrats to every 5K participant. Inspiration comes in all forms along the 5K and 1-Mile walk routes. Our 2011 Komen Race participants take over the streets of Philadelphia to demonstrate one unstoppable power over breast cancer. Racing, embrace, empowering the reality of a world without breast cancer. Now THIS is the look of determination to complete the 5K… to DEFEAT breast cancer. The finish line: it may be the end of the 2011 Race, but symbolically it is the start for another year filled with hope and progress toward the cures.