MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - A sea of pink shirts, hair and even some tutus could be seen crowding the Highway 613 Bridge in Moss Point on Saturday. Hundreds of people joined together to fight back against breast cancer.
"According to the American Cancer Society, one in every eight women will face a breast cancer diagnosis, and Singing River Federal just thinks that is one too many," event organizer Trudi Mullins said.
Singing River Federal Credit Union hosted the fundraiser walk to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. As people walked the more than two mile trek, thousands of donated bras of all shapes and sizes lined the bridge, and they caught a lot of people's attention.
"We have 4,000 donated bras on the bridge right now, and some are decorated, some are not and some are in memorial to survivors and victims. The largest bra we ever received was a 50L," Mullins said.
Organizers say more than 700 walkers supported the event for its biggest crowd ever.
"This event is growing every year. We have people coming from out of state just in for this walk," organizer Casundra Davis said.
Cancer survivor Jennifer Beasley came all the way from California. This is her third year supporting the walk.
"I had cancer twice. In 2004, I had a lumpectomy, and in 2011, mastectomy with reconstruction. I consider myself cured at this point. It feels amazing to be here with my family," Beasley said.
Edna Powell traveled from Greenwood, MS, to celebrate beating cancer.
"I have been a survivor for 22 years, and it is just a treat to see the other people that have survived and out here making new friends," Powell said.
These folks say they will continue walking for a cure to cancer and help to inspire people to reduce the risk. More than $15,000 was raised to help fund cancer research.