The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels hosted the 10th  annual “Pray for a Cure” Mass during Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer survivors and those affected by cancer gathered on Oct. 24th to pray for a cure.

Deacon Mark Race and his wife Vickie Race of St. Bernadette Church in South Los Angeles started the Mass after Vickie was diagnosed with breast cancer about 10 years ago and underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy.

Together with the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, they launched the annual Mass and formed the Faith, Hope and Charity cancer ministry, which offers support groups, retreats and individual counseling.