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Over 200 runners participate in Mobile's annual Bras Across the CAUSEway event

(WPMI) Over 200 runners participate in Mobile's annual Bras Across the CAUSEway event
(WPMI) Over 200 runners participate in Mobile's annual Bras Across the CAUSEway event

More than 200 runners took part in Mobile's annual Bras Across the CAUSEway 5K and 1-mile fun run Saturday morning.

The event raises money to support breast cancer patients at The Breast Center at Providence Hospital.

"We are helping the women, and men, fighting breast cancer cover basic living expenses. This can include paying bills, buying groceries, and putting gas in their car. Giving them the freedom to focus on what matters," said organizers in a news release. "For many of us, participating in a 5k or mile run is just another step taken to reclaim a sense of normalcy. However, for those women and men fighting breast cancer, the isolation from friends and family is too common. These brave souls face each day with a compromised immune system but still rise to the challenge to go to work, school, shop, visit the doctor(s), or whatever else must be done during the day."

Sam Yeager-Allen won the overall women’s 5K division, running the course in 18 minutes. Jack Bishop won the overall men’s 5K division with a time of 18:05.

The run started and ended at Meaher State Park, with participants celebrating with champagne, waffles and ice cream from Cammie's Old Dutch, and sausage from Hall’s Sausage. Ed's Seafood also provided a shrimp boil that is open to the public.

For more information on Bras Across the CAUSEway, visit the group's Facebook page.