Residents of Kingston, Pennsylvania, recently came together for the third annual, Bras Across the Bridge event to raise breast cancer awareness
, The Times Leader reports.
More than 300 people with countless bras joined efforts to tie the undergarments together that would stretch across the Market Street Bridge into Wilkes-Barre and back into the park. The event, put on by the KRZ radio station and the American Cancer Society, is a fun way for people to show support for those battling against the disease, and to honor the people who have lost their lives to breast cancer.
Michael Valovich of Hazleton joined the efforts as a way to support his wife Kelly, a breast cancer survivor. For the past two years they have partaken in the event alongside their two young sons Michael and Alex.
Donning a pink trimmed hat and a pink feathered boa, Kelly told the publication she's been cancer- free for more than a year and doesn't take anything for granted anymore.
Many of the bras tied together had decorations and messages written on them dedicated to lost loved ones.
Showing support to those suffering from the disease is crucial for allowing for more research to be done. With more than 200,000 new cases set to be diagnosed this year, according to BreastCancer.org, finding a cure has never been more important.