Cancer survivors and supporters ran a 5k in Port Orange to raise money for Livestrong, a fitness program for cancer patients.
Close to 300 cancer survivors, friends and families ran to support Livestrong, a fitness program that encourages physical activity in cancer patients, in a 5k race at Aunt Catfish's On the River on Jan. 12.
After the race, which was sponsored by Volusia Flagler YMCA and Halifax Health, runners enjoyed a catered meal, live music and camaraderie among the other runners.
"I want to show support for those who are still struggling, and those that have lost their battle," said Michelle LaMoia, an ovarian cancer survivor.
Melissa Cancio, also a cancer survivor, finished the race with the support of her husband, Michael, and her son Mason. Cancio said she was ecstatic for everyone who came out to support the cause.
Livestrong at the YMCA is a free, 12-week program dedicated to helping cancer survivors reclaim their health and their lives.