Runners lace ’em up to help “De-Feet” breast cancer

Hundreds of locals laced up their tennis shoes, put on their favorite shade of pink and made it out to the ninth annual De-Feet Breast Cancer Walk in Rehoboth Sunday.

The event benefits the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, and this year's walk raised $30,000, and that's before counting up day of registration totals.

That money will all stay local and help with programs for newly diagnosed patients, survivor programs, family programs, and will help patients cover certain costs such as mammograms.

"We're fortunate that we have so many community partners who put on events for us and raise awareness and help raise money a lot," said Beth Krallis, communications director for the DBCC.  "But this is a big fundraiser for us and we're grateful for the support.  It helps us raise money for programs in Sussex county for survivors and newly diagnosed patients."

The race saw about 700 registered runners, officials won't know the final amount raised until team fundraising totals and final expenses come in.

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