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ALEXANDRIA, La. -- A group of local women on the fight against breast cancer held a luncheon Saturday for cancer research.

The Alexandria chapter of the Louisiana Coalition of African American Cancer Survivors hosted "Sisters on a Mission" - a pink luncheon.

Supporters joined together to pray, sing and eat in celebration of cancer survivors and to remember those who have passed away.

All money raised for the lunch is being donated to cancer research.

"It is so important to support breast cancer research because breast cancer has no cure," said Marilyn Quinney, a speaker. "One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during the course of their lives. This is an awesome opportunity for us to support."

The women say this is the only fundraiser they do each year, and it has become a favorite.

About 400 women showed up to support.

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