Madison Street Festival returns for the 36th time

MADISON, Ala. - Those in this year's Madison Street Festival were walking for a special cause.

"I'm going to be riding the breast cancer float today and I am a 23 year survivor of breast cancer," said Pat Cross.

"I'm a survivor of 15 years, I'm fighting all the time," said Jeanine Jamison, Grand Marshal of the parade.

But they didn't talk in the parade alone. There were 51 entries, the biggest yet, with more than 500 band members from Bob Jones and James Clemens High School.

Jamison says when asked to be Grand Marshal of the parade, she felt humbled and honored.

"There are so many that fight this fight everyday, I don't believe there's one person out there anymore who is not touched by breast cancer," said Jamison.

No matter who you're walking for, many can agree this Street Festival ties the Madison community closer together.

"It'll just be so good to see all these wonderful faces in Madison," said Jamison. "All the friends and families that I haven't seen in a long time."