Supporters of breast cancer research walk to raise awareness - - Jackson, MS

Supporters of breast cancer research walk to raise awareness

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLBT) - Hundreds of Mississippians put on something pink and walked through the Southern Miss campus to help fight breast cancer Saturday.

The second annual, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" event featured about two thousand participants. They hoped to bring in about $50,000 for breast cancer research and patient support programs.

In Biloxi the fifth annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" fund raiser also attracted a crowd of thousands in downtown Biloxi Saturday.

Many of the participants in the 5K walk proudly wore "Survivor" banners to acknowledge their personal battle against breast cancer. Others joined the walk to honor a loved one or co-worker with the disease.

Hundreds of different teams sported colorful, creative T-shirts to show off their competitive spirit. Supporters of the cause say they're determined to help make a difference.

 "And when we come back, we see all these survivors. We see new faces. We see old faces. That lets us know that hope is on the way, success in cancer treatment. And that's why we're here. We're just walking to prove, let everyone know to come out, join us and support this great cause," said breast cancer survivor, Glenda Collins.

The "Making Strides" event raised some $60 million dollars last year.


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