Deadline approaching for Bras Across the River

Published 1:26 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Brassieres are still coming in for the Bras Across the River breast cancer fundraiser on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Oct. 20 is the deadline to donate for the Oct. 28 event. The undergarments will be connected and stretched the length of the Miss. 613 bridge across the Pascagoula River.

Trudi Mullins, event organizer for Singing River Federal Credit Union, said it will take about 5,000 bras to span the mile-long bridge.

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The credit union will donate $1 to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation for every bra donated at one of its branches in Moss Point, Pascagoula, Lucedale or Mobile.

A similar bra-stringing fundraiser is planned across the Mississippi River at Vicksburg.