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Beat the Odds race raises over $15k to fight cancer


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

175 people joined the annual fundraiser race on Saturday morning.

Petersburg played host to the 16th annual Beat the Odds race last weekend and raised just over $15,000 to assist those affected locally and regionally by cancer. There were 230 people registered for the event and 175 participants ran or walked the 2.5-mile course to show support in the fight against breast cancer.

"It is always such an overwhelming feeling to see all the people gather together," says race organizer Michele Parker. "The event provides everyone with a time to grieve, find healing, opportunity for learning and a time to celebrate."

This year the Beat the Odds committee ad...

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