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Jefferson County Sheriff's Department leads walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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MT. VERNON -- Folks in Jefferson County join in the fight against breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dozens of people met Tuesday at the courthouse.

Dressed in pink, men and women walked a few times around the courthouse in honor of survivors, those still battling the disease, and those who died.

The walk was led by Sheriff Travis Allen and Chief Deputy Clint Taylor. Every year Allen and Taylor wear pink uniforms to bring awareness to the cause.

"They can get a lot of encouragement from people that's already survived it and I just want to be that little piece to help give hope because I think that's how people survive and get places in this life is with hope," says Taylor.

Doctors diagnosed Taylor's wife, Kelley, with breast cancer 11 years-ago. As a survivor she and Clint walk together.

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