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Bras for Breast Cancer Ceremony Set for Thursday Morning

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[/caption] Breast cancer is not just a woman’s disease, though. It is definitely more common in females, but one in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. One of the most notable cases of male breast cancer is that of Paul Ott Carruth. Carruth, a singer/songwriter/conservationist, has been a staple on Mississippi television since the late 1960’s. His daughter, Carla Tigner, fought a very public battle with breast cancer early in the last decade and nearly one year after she was declared cancer-free, her father was stricken with the dreaded disease. Paul has been cancer-free for five years now and spends a lot of his time raising awareness about the dangers of breast cancer in both women and men. Carruth regrets that he will not be able to attend this ceremony but wanted Vicksburg Daily News to deliver a message from him. “There are thousands of people here in the Great State of Mississippi who’s lives are touched by breast cancer each year. The fight to eliminate this dreaded disease is important, and I want to thank the fine folks at Riverwalk for stepping up and raising awareness. “I also want to stress the importance of the self-breast exam for women and for men. While cases of male breast cancer are much rarer, the disease is much deadlier because of the lack of awareness. Examine your breasts, be vigilant and remember that the Power of Prayer is just as important as the power of medicine.” Join us at the bridge to collect footage and photos of this significant event, which has garnered national media coverage each year, as well as interviews with survivors and family members on their inspirational stories of hope. Directions to the Old Mississippi River Bridge: From I-20, take Exit 1A (Washington Street). The entrance to the bridge is next to the Mississippi Welcome Center. You may have to park along Washington Street as there is limited parking available at the Welcome Center.]]]]> ]]>

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