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Breast cancer survivor surprised by son at Race For the Cure

More than 600 breast cancer survivors were at the Race For a Cure on Saturday. Among them, a Liverpool teacher, whose son showed up to surprise his mom as she celebrates a major milestone.
GEDDES (WSYR-TV) - The annual “Race for The Cure” was held on Saturday to help in the fight against breast cancer.
 
600 breast cancer survivors were among the thousands of runners and walkers who took part in the event at the New York State Fairgrounds.
 
One of those breast cancer survivors was Peg Deslauriers from Liverpool, who received a very special surprise from her son.
 
"I came back this weekend to surprise my mother for the breast cancer walk. It’s 20 years of being breast cancer free.  I got all my friends and family and people that she works with at Chestnut Hill Middle School and I just wanted to surprise her  and  do it for the cause,” said Peg’s son John Deslauriers.
 
"I see the kids, their support. There’s always been support and love. And yeah, it’s a great day, it’s an emotional day for everybody and it’s a great cause,” said Peg Deslauriers.
 
Twenty-five percent of the money raised today will go toward breast cancer research. Seventy-five percent will stay local and pay for screenings, treatment and education.
 
To learn more about how you can help the Susan G. Komen foundation its fight against breast cancer, click here.


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