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Decorated bras become cash for cancer awareness

The 5th annual Bras Across the Bridge event on Saturday drew a large crowd of cancer survivors and supporters. (Photo Source: WLOX News) The 5th annual Bras Across the Bridge event on Saturday drew a large crowd of cancer survivors and supporters. (Photo Source: WLOX News)
Attendees say it was a fun event to support people affected by breast cancer. (Photo Source: WLOX News) Attendees say it was a fun event to support people affected by breast cancer. (Photo Source: WLOX News)
With every bra that hangs on the bridge, is a dollar that will go toward cancer research. (Photo source: WLOX News) With every bra that hangs on the bridge, is a dollar that will go toward cancer research. (Photo source: WLOX News)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

Leading the way at the 5th annual Bras Across the Bridge walk in Moss Point on Saturday was a large group of cancer survivors decked out in various shades of pink.

More than 400 people showed up for the walk and to hang their decorated bras along the Miss. 613 bridge. After reaching the top of the bridge, survivors signed their names on a cancer ribbon.

An annual event, "Bras Across the River" brings out hundreds of people every year who are always eager to show their support for those affected by breast cancer.

"It just kind of feels nice to help people," J'Cierra Narcisse said.

The Narcisse family comes decked out in pink every year to support the cause.

"It's good to show them that it's good to support others,” said Shae Narcisse. “Every family is affected by breast cancer so it's a good example.”

Singing River Federal Credit Union, in conjunction with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, are the ones who make this sea of pink happen each year.

Those who come to walk say it's a fun event with a very serious message that anyone effected by cancer can appreciate.

"I've been breast cancer-free since June the first of this year," said Alicia Packer, who was walking at the event for the first time.

Packer says she credits her survival to her faith and early detection.

"I went through chemo, radiation and having a lumpectomy surgery,” Packer said with a big smile. “It feels good to know that I'm cancer-free.”

"Things like this and the support group that we have has been awesome,” said Packer’s son, David Joseph. “They've all pushed us through it and I'm just blessed that she's able to be here today.”

For each bra that hangs along the bridge, a dollar will be donated towards cancer research by the event’s sponsors.

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