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Women hit the stage for annual Runway to the Cure

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Survivors hit the runway on Thursday night in Jonesboro

The 9th Annual Runway to the Cure Fashion Show and Dinner took place at the St. Bernards Auditorium.

Models took to the stage to strut their stuff. Those 9 women were also breast cancer survivors.

The annual event celebrates the lives of all women who've battled breast cancer.

St. Bernards Imaging Center Breast Care Navigator Dee Collins says it is important to inform women about breast cancer.

“Anytime you get an opportunity to raise awareness for ladies that have not been affected to remind them that it is important to get their mammograms, do their clinical exam with their physician and a self-exam. It's very important,” Collins said.

Jonesboro High School Junior Kennedy Hill was among those at the event. She says breast cancer has hit close to home for her.

“I decided to do this because a lot of women who are near and dear to my heart have had breast cancer and they have survived the terrible fight,” Hill said. “They just make me so proud and it feels so good to be able to support other women.”

Dillard's provided all clothing, accessories and make up.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Arkansas.

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