SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- More than 1,300 women participated in the Tri for a Cure race Sunday. The triathlon, now in its eighth year, is hosted by the Maine Cancer Foundation.
This year's event raised more than $1.5 million for the organization.
Dana Lesniak was one of the top fundraisers this year, bringing in more than $17,000. She finished her first race six years ago, the same year her mother lost her battle with lung cancer. Sunday, Lesniak's family was at the race to show their support.
"They flew in from all over the country to be here today to watching me, and I really, really love them, and I'm so happy they're here today," she said.