Komen Dallas Race for the Cure happening this Saturday

NorthPark Center in Dallas will soon be surrounded in pink for the annual Komen Dallas Race for the Cure.

Crews spent Friday morning setting up for Saturday’s event, expected to be attended by thousands of people.

It will be an emotional day for survivors, cancer fighters, their supporters and those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

Diedre Gwin is a one-year breast cancer survivor. She joined Good Day with her team Dee’s Army.

“I said to the when we had our one-year anniversary that they were my inspiration. They were there for me through every piece of it – cooking for me, taking care of me, taking me to treatments. I needed all of it, needed the energy. It meant so much to me,” she said.

Last year, the 1K and 5K races raised more than a million for the organization. About 75% of the money stays in Dallas County to pay for screenings, treatment and research

It’s not too late to sign up for the event. For more information or to register, visit komen-dallas.org.

You can also register on site starting at 6 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. It ends with a survivor march.

FOX 4 is a proud media sponsor. Race coverage starts at 7 a.m. on Good Day Saturday.