Visions Family Worship Center hosted its fourth annual Walk For a Cure event Oct. 24 in Jackson.

Tracy Payton, wife of Visions pastor the Rev. Cary Payton Jr., started the walk four years ago as a way to raise awareness for breast cancer.

This year, church members and participants walked to raise awareness for all types of cancers, incurable diseases and disorders.

Cary Payton expressed how important prayer is in healing.

The Rev. Richard London Sr., pastor of Faith and Trust Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, prayed at the start of the walk, which departed from Visions, continued along La. 10 and ended at Centenary State Historic Site.

During a program at the end of the walk, which featured healthy snacks and beverages, inflatables and giveaways, Melissa Hills-Jackson and Londa Matthews shared their personal battles with cancer.

State Rep. Kenny Havard, a Jackson native, and newly elected East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis offered words of encouragement.

Visions Administrator Keashu King thanked all contributors, volunteers and sponsors, and London recited a closing prayer.