LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Downtown was a sea of pink as cancer survivors and supporters participated in this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Saturday.

The annual event raises funds and awareness for breast cancer.

Since 1999, more than $6 million has been invested in Louisville to help local hospitals and non-profit organizations.

Survivor’s say while they may have beaten cancer, their journey is far from over.

“If you don’t go through it, they don’t have any idea what it’s like. They think once you have the cancer, it’s over. Emotionally, physically it’s still there and I met a few people here and I got their numbers. Now I have more friends I can talk to and communicate with about the diagnosis,” cancer survivor Kelly Ann McLaughlin said.

GMK weekend anchor Tabnie Dozier and reporter Heather Fountaine hosted the event.