EL PASO, TX -

Thousands were up early Sunday morning at Biggs Park at Biggs Army Airfield for the 22nd Annual Komen El Paso Race for the Cure.

The event began at 5:00 a.m. for volunteers to check in. The Kids for the Cure 1 mile fun run was delayed 20 minutes and began at 8:20 a.m.

Survivors from around the area showed up to run for the cause along with their families, friends, and coworkers.

Rose Avalos, a runner in the event, says she ran for her doctor's wife. “It's good to support the survivors,” she said.

The Susan G. Komen charity promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.