COPPERAS COVE, TX — The Pink Warrior Angels of Texas non-profit organization helps cancer survivors through providing financial aid grants, chemo care kits, mentorship and more.
Those involved say community events help fund those efforts. One of those events is the annual Pink Warrior Dash.
The 5th annual race kicked off Saturday morning in Copperas Cove.
"I'm running today for my mom because she was diagnosed with kidney cancer. And I thought when she came to my school to tell me that she was going to the hospital, I thought I was going to lose her out of my life," said Five Hills Ambassador Briana Liles.
More than 200 people registered to walk and run in honor of cancer survivors.
"Fight for those who are still fighting because I'm done with my fight for right now, but I want to be able to fight," said Julie Moser, Pink Warrior Angels of Texas founder. "The other important piece is bringing awareness to cancer and that even though we have hair and reconstruction, that we still have different things that go on through our life after we've had chemo therapy. So it's important to raise funds so that we can help give back to those who might need it."
If you missed the race but still want to give back, visit pwatx.org for information on how you can get involved.