MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Approximately 50,000 participants spent their Mother’s Day at the Mall of America Sunday morning, to race for a good cause.

The 21st annual Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure honored those affected by breast cancer, while raising money for research, education, screening and preliminary treatment programs.

Together the group raised more than $2.5 million.

From the proceeds raised in the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure, 75 percent stays in Minnesota to help those in need in their fight against breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent of proceeds fund breast cancer research programs.

More than 1.5 million were expected to participate in 2013’s race globally.