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Revlon Run/Walk participants hit pavement for good cause

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Tens of thousands took part in the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. Dancing With The Stars dancer Karina Smirnoff spoke about the reason why she joined the Revlon Run/Walk. Michelle Tuzee, her mother, Ellen Leyva and her daughter talk about the reason why they joined the Revlon Run/Walk. A participant from Taras Team talks about raising $45,000 for the LA Revlon Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Team Miracle is seen at the Revlon Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Pandas with Purpose is seen at the LA Revlon Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A survivor is seen at the LA Revlon Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A participant is seen at the LA Revlon Run/Walk on Saturday, Mat 12, 2012. A participant celebrates with her daughter, who has been cancer-free for 14 years, at the LA Revlon Run/Walk. A sign from A Mix of Hope is seen at the LA Revlon Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Participants are seen at the Revlon LA Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A 10-year cancer survivor is seen with ABC7s Alysha Del Valle at the LA Revlon Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Tens of thousands of people hit the pavement to take part in the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Revlon Run/Walk for Women at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park on Saturday.

The event has been going strong for 19 years. Over that time, tens of millions of dollars have been raised to fund breast and ovarian cancer treatments.

"We will raise a few million dollars today in just Los Angeles alone and over the history of this event we have distributed over $65 million between Los Angeles and New York," said Cathy James of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

For the sixth time, actress Halle Berry served as the event host. Eyewitness News anchors Michelle Tuzee and Ellen Leyva kicked off the opening ceremonies to a crowd of more than 30,000 participants.

Eyewitness News team members Phillip Palmer and Alysha Del Valle were on hand at the 2-mile water station, talking with runners and walkers who shared their stories about survival and loved ones.

You can connect also with us on Facebook by uploading a photo of the most courageous woman you know at facebook.com/abc7community.

The Revlon Run/Walk is one of the largest fundraisers in the country for women's cancers and the event is backed by the Entertainment Industry Foundation. ABC7 is a proud sponsor of the event every year.

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