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Pink Tie Gala thanks supporters and volunteers

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Thursday night was a pink celebration for breast cancer survivors and supporters at the 3rd annual Pink Tie Gala in downtown Jackson.

The Central Mississippi affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure recognized the pink tie guys, supporters of the organization, and volunteers who make fundraising events possible.

Several people from across the area received an award for their service.

Organizers believe the event is a good way to say thank you.

"It's time to let our hair down and celebrate; celebrate life, celebrate the joy and wonderful things that come each and every day, and to celebrate those who have gone before. Because without them, we would not have made the advances in which we have made," explained president of the Central Mississippi affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Dr. Wilma Mosley Clopton.

A silent auction was also held at the fundraiser.

The central Mississippi affiliate has granted more than $2.6 million in the state for education and mammograms.

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