Hundreds walk for cancer on Southern Miss campus

By Karrie Leggett

HATTIESBURG,MS (WDAM) -  Hundreds of South Mississippians put on something pink and walked through the Southern Miss campus to help fight breast cancer.

The second annual, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" event featured about 2,000 participants. They hoped to bring in about $50,000 for breast cancer research and patient support programs. American Cancer Society representative, Kelly Ellis, says she hopes the event continues to grow.

"This year, as the word has spread that it is such a great event, we had so many more people this year than last year and we hope to continue to grow the event," said Ellis.

Breast cancer survivor, Patrice Lovdahl, said it's great to know that people support the fight against that disease.

"It is so great to see people who are there for those who are cancer patients, those who are survivors and those who have gone on and it's just a great feeling," said Lovdahl.

Another "Making Strides" walk was also held on the Gulf Coast today.

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