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More than $600,000 raised in the Midlands to help fight breast cancer.

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Columbia, S.C. (WACH) - Another flood hit the Midlands this weekend however this time it was a pink flood as runners and walkers raced to raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Approximately 7,000 walkers and runners filled Spirit Communications Park at the 26th Walk for Life and inaugural Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5-K and 10-K to support the worthy cause.

More than $600,000 was raised Saturday morning to help fight breast cancer.

This year proceeds will be used to purchase a 3D digital mammography unit used for screening and diagnostic mammograms to improve the early detection of breast cancer.

For 26 years this event continues to educate women and men about the importance of early detection and raise funds for the most advanced technology, programs, and services for patients and families in the Midlands.

Walk for Life began in 1991 when former First Lady of Columbia, Beth Coble, founded the event with Palmetto Health Breast Center staff.

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