Hundreds of women celebrated the fight against cancer today by taking part in Sunderland's Race for Life.
Whether they were survivors themselves, had lost a loved one to the disease, or merely wanted to show their support, they all had their own reasons for doing it.
Here's a slideshow of pictures taken by our photographer Tim Richardson.
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