Hundreds of people participated in the second annual Bras Across The River Bridge Walk in Mississippi on Saturday, October 20, to raise awareness about the breast cancer malady.
People strung more than three thousand bras across the Mississippi 613 Bridge. The walk started and finished at Pelican Landing.
Co-grand marshal Cassandra Brown of Hurley, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, was among the people who caught a ride with sheriff's deputies riding ATVS.
Brown was diagnosed with breast cancer in April and underwent a double mastectomy in the month of July. Sharing her experience, she said, "Whenever you hear the word cancer it's devastating. Then you decide it's not going to beat you. And I have a 12-year-old I have to live for."
Walk organizer Trudi Mullins, vice president of communications at Singing River Federal Credit Union, said that people donated more than 3,500 bras and more than $6,000 to support the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
Available statistics show that one in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer sometime during her life.
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