Courtesy of Mike Williams Photography The fourth annual "Think Pink" 5K joined people together in rememberance of those they lost to cancer and in celebration of those who survived.

Courtesy of Mike Williams Photography

The fourth annual "Think Pink" 5K joined people together in rememberance of those they lost to cancer and in celebration of those who survived.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Centre on Main Monday night to celebrate cancer survivors and honor the loved ones they have lost to cancer by participating in the fourth annual Think Pink 5K run/walk.

According to Anya Edgley-Turpin, she and her parents decided to host the event in 2015 in honor of her aunt Sandy Edgley, who was battling breast cancer.

"We wanted to do something to honor her and we also knew that there were many in our community who had loved ones they had lost, were currently fighting, or were survivors," said Turpin.

The first Think Pink was hosted in partnership with Ed and Karla Stivers of Snap Fitness Leitchfield.

According to Turpin, the first event had just under 100 people participating and the next year there were even more. Turpin said they invited the Guardians of the Ribbon with their pink firetruck, local businesses and organizations including the health department and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.

The 5K began and ended at the Centre on Main this year. Runners

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headed north on Main Street, turning right by Walgreens. Then they turned onto Lee Avenue, making two laps around the pick-up/drop-off zone at the middle school, and exited onto Wallace Avenue, which they followed to the bypass and back to Main Street and back to the Centre on Main.

Aid stations were set up by PT Pros and middle school boys and girls basketball teams.

In addition to the first 100 participants receiving goody bags, the three "Most Spirited" winners received gift certificates from Farmer's Feed Mill Restaurant, which Farmer's graciously offered for the third year in a row.

Participants also had the opportunity to win raffle prizes by donating winter accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, socks, houseshoes and robes for the hospital's oncology and radiology patients.