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Breast Cancer Survivors Join Cyclists, Sponsors in Tour de Pink

Each participant raised funds for the Young Survival Coalition through Saturday morning's bike ride and 5K.

More than 700 cyclists and more than 100 runners and walkers helped raise $300,000 for the Young Survival Coalition by taking part in the Tour de Pink today, Sept. 29.

The lower parking lot at Verizon Wireless Amphiteatre was the start and finish for Tour de Pink. Before the long-distance and short rides began, breast cancer survivors were introduced, many of whom rode in the race, ran or walked the 5K.

Jenninfer Valdez from CBS's Better Mornings Atlanta helped with the opening ceremonies at the 7:30 a.m. start.

Young Survival Coalition has raised more than $1 million in the four years of Tour de Pink.

Cyclists and other participants came from all over the state, with Jonesboro, Midtown, Marietta, Woodstock and Gwinnett among the places represented.

Did you take part in the Tour de Pink as a cyclist, a runner or walker, support staff or a vendor? Add your photo to the gallery, then e-mail me so I can feature it on Patch.

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