Some big, others small, old ones and news ones, as well as bras decorated with themes, feathers and beads. They were all hanging together about 130 feet over the Mississippi River.
"For every bra that we collect Riverwalk will donate $1," said Riverwalk Casino and Hotel's Marketing Manager Shellye Loper.
A total of 16,144 bras from across the world were collected for the Riverwalk Casino and Hotel's 5th annual "Bras for Breast Cancer" awareness event and fundraiser.
The bras extended about three-fourths of a mile across the 1.6 mile Old Highway 80 Bridge. In addition to raising money for the American Cancer Society and raising awareness about breast cancer, the Bras for Breast Cancer event also has another purpose.
"The bras will go to women's shelters as well as the Salvation Army," Loper said.
Several checks were also donated, pulling in more than $21,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Just about everyone has a story when it comes to breast cancer.
"My sister is fighting breast cancer in Meridian and we've been doing this a couple of years as a tribute to her," said Vicksburg resident, Wayne Stroupe.
Members of "Blacks in Government" collected 200 of the bras. Mazella Thomas is one of those members.
"My sister lost her fight of breast cancer and October marks 10 years for her so it was a memorable occasion for me," Thomas said.
Thomas' friend Jacqueline Latham also lost a sister to breast cancer. Latham said she became emotional before coming out to the bridge.
"I was crying this morning because I feel so good about helping and I will always help," said Latham.
Advocates fighting to end breast cancer hope the community continues to band together like the bras, to find a cure for breast cancer.
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Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.Family members went by to check on a mother and son and found both of themMore >>
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:24:15 GMT
We're trying to get more information now on a body found in Jackson this morning. We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North, near Beasley Road andMore >>
We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North and Beasley Road.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:39:00 GMT
MDOT is reporting a large accident at I-55 N before MS 463 in Madison. Skycopter traffic reports that the incident could be 2 separate accidents involving up to 9 cars. All lanes are blocked and theMore >>
All lanes are back open and traffic is flowing smoothly.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:18:35 GMT
We're in the beginning of Fall Harvest season and some Holmes County farmers are already experiencing set backs. A number of thefts targeting farmers have been reported in Holmes County. Sheriff WillieMore >>
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:23:56 GMT
Fire fighters are on the scene of a massive house fire burning in West Jackson. It started before 4:00am on Patann Street near Boling Street. That's near Medgar Evers Blvd. Flames have completely engulfedMore >>
Flames completely engulfed the home. It's not clear what sparked the flames, but the house was vacant at the time of the fire so there were no injuries.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:11:21 GMT
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. Hannah Elizabeth Graham sent her friends a text message around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday,More >>
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:42:19 GMT
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there. "It's justMore >>
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