Nearly 40,000 Runners Race 10 Miles In Broad Street Run To Benefit American Cancer Society

Nearly 40,000 Runners Race 10 Miles In Broad Street Run To Benefit American Cancer Society


YOUR FULL FORECAST FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU. 8:01, NOT YOUR TYPICAL MORNING RUSH ON BROAD STREET, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS GO FROM NORTH PHILADELPHIA THE TWO NAVY YARD AS PART OF THE BROAD STREET RUN THAT BENEFITS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER ANITA OH IS LIVE NEAR THE STARTING LINE IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA WITH A LOOK AT THE BINGE OF THE RACE, GOOD MORNING. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING, JAN WE ARE ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW, WE’VE LET RUNNERS AT THE STARTING LINE BEHIND ME ON BROAD STREET. OF COURSE, THIS IS SUCH A TRADITIONAL PART OF PHILADELPHIA THIS 10-MILER IN THE 39TH ANNUAL YEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE FOR A GREAT CAUSE CONTRIBUTING TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE, SO MANY CONNECTION TOSS CANCER. I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU TWO VERY SPECIAL WOMAN THINKS JOYCE, BOTH FROM DOWNINGTOWN, BOTH RUNNING THE RACE TODAY. WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING WHY YOU ARE RUNNING TODAY. MY MOM LOST HER 10 YEAR BATTLE WITH NONE IN HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA IN 2002 AND LAST YEAR I SUFFERED ANOTHER DEVASTATING LOSS AND THE WAY I DEALT WITH ALL THAT WAS BY GETTING OUT, MOVING, AND I DECIDED THAT IT WAS TIME TO PUT THAT TO GOOD USE. I HAVE FRIEND HERE AND THEY INVITED ME TO JOIN THEM AND NOW I’M PART OF THE TEAM. I’M WALKING WITH A PURPOSE RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER. SO EXCITED FOR YOUR VERY FIRST BROAD STREET RUN, KELLY, YOUR SECOND TIME AND I SEE YOU ARE BOTH WEARING TAGS THAT HAS HATS ON THEM. WHO ARE YOU RUNNING IN MEMORY AND HONOR OF TODAY. I STARTED LAST YEAR BECAUSE I HAD A COUSIN THAT WAS MY AGE DIAGNOSED WITH COLON CANCER. THIS IS MY WAY OF DOING IT. CHRISTINE MYERS STARTED THIS TEAM, YEARS AGO, AND SHE IS SO INSPIRING THAT YOU CANNOT HELP BUT BE INSPIRED BY THE PEOPLE AND EMOTIONS, AND THE COMRADERY AND SO I WEAR MY RIBBON FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE CANCER AND NOT WITH CANCER SO WHEN I RUN OR WALK DOWN THAT STREET WHOEVER IT MAY TO BE GET TO THAT FINISH LINE, I HAVE THAT IN MY HEAD. IN THE BACK I HAVE TONS OF RIBBONS AND I RAN OUT OF SPACE IT IS AN AMAZING PLACE TO BE. THANKS SO MUCH, THE RACE IS NOW UNDERWAY, BECAUSE THE 39TH ANNUAL BLUE CROSS BROAD STREET RUN NOW BEGINNING, ALL OF THESE RUNNERS HERE RAISING MONEY, AWARENESS FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, SUCH A GOOD CONDITION HERE IN PHILADELPHIA SO MANY RUNNERS, MORE THAN 40,000 RUNNERS HERE, THIS MORNING TAKING PART IN THIS AMAZING, CAUSE, I’M TOLD THIS IS FABULOUS RUNNING WEATHER AND SOMETHING ELSIE SHOULD NOTE AS WELL THERE IS A #THAW CAN USE IF YOU ARE RUNNING IN THE RACE TODAY, IT IS #I WANT IN. USING THAT #THE ORGANIZERS ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO CHOOSE TWO WINNERS FOR EVERY ENTRY INTO THE PHILADELPHIA HALF MAR THEN AND THE MARATHON SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE FREE ENTRY INTO EITHER ONE OF THOSE RACES USE THE #I WANT IN, BUT AGAIN HERE WE ARE, AT THE STARTING LINE OF 39TH ANNUAL BLUE CROSS, BROAD STREET RUN, SO MANY INSPIRING STORIES I WILL BRING YOU IN THE NEXT HALF AN HOUR

2 thoughts on “Nearly 40,000 Runners Race 10 Miles In Broad Street Run To Benefit American Cancer Society

  1. I was able to find myself in the overhead shots and I’m one of the runners who runs by the ground level camera, I was over by where the guy with the bullhorn was preaching

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