Crowds lined up for the Nike Women's Marathon on Sunday cheered when they saw Marcella Marcheschi's shirt.It says "Survivor ".The 28-year-old marchski fought with he Jain's lymphoma and defeated the disease a year ago to ease it.On Sunday, she prepared to compete and joined more than 20,000 runners on the San Francisco coastline, raising $14 million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association."You want to prove to yourself that you can do it," said Marcheschi of San Francisco ." He finished half of the activity.marathon."Believe me, some days, when I was sick, I thought, 'I have to do this."She was surprised to see so many people pouring into the streets to raise money for cancer research.The same society that received funding from Sunday's competition has paid for the clinical trials Marcheschi took part in."It's amazing what people will do for people they don't even know," she said ."."I told them, 'You are helping to save lives.Now is the sixth year of the marathon.Sponsored by Nike sportswearAttracted runners from all over the world, representing 50 states and 25 countries.Most of the participants were female, but more than a few men competed in the early morning race from Union Square through the fortress and Golden Gate Park, ending on the highway.At the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco on Sunday, runners passed near the water park.At the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco on Sunday, runners passed near the water park.Of all running women, Kettering Smith in Auckland scored the highest in the marathon, ending with 2 hours 58 minutes 52 seconds.Kelly Dimoff from Portland, Oregon, won the half-1 hour 25 minutes 26 seconds marathon.However, many runners do not pay strict attention to time.Friends race with friends and the whole family cross the finish line together.Some run to honor loved ones killed by cancer, others go to support friends or family members who struggle with various diseases.We ran for our aunt Pam.She passed away, "Lisa Strauss, 46, of rosemo (Orange County), said while waiting for her husband and daughter to finish."It's a real motivation when you go up the mountain."At the end of the race, listening to the runners is to realize how many people's lives will be affected by cancer.Becky Pferdehirt's sister had thyroid cancer in high school and was relieved later.She remembered that her sister was still sick in the previous match and cheered her up.Pferdehirt, a 27-year-old UC Berkeley graduate student at Wis Madison, said: "Every time I run the game, I remember her being proud and crying in the crowd .".Currese Kondo of Little Rock, Ark.Think of a Detroit cousin with blood cancer."Only one cell is needed," said Kondo, 45 .".Others run through beautiful cities to test themselves or enjoy jogging.The weather is helpful.The fog in the morning covered up some of the views, but the cool air prevented the runners from overheating.The finish line is like an open one.air party -Even though it's one for people with leg painFriends and relatives rang the bell and called their names loudly.Of the 1,600 volunteers in the competition, some handed runners a cup of yogurt and grain, while others distributed insulated silver blankets to defend against crisp winds.Runners wrap themselves in blankets like baked potatoes with tin paper.Firefighters dressed in tuxedo distributed to Tiffany Jr.The box wrapped in the bow flows to the runners who cross the finish line.The silver necklace inside is engraved with "running like a girl "."Some people do.John Lipson, 41, Auckland, said: "I have to try it on ." He added that he might give it to his girlfriend."It's not that I feel insecure," Lipson said ."."But it's not my style.