PORTSMOUTH — Memorial Bridge glowed in green, pink and teal on Saturday to bring awareness to National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

It was the second year the span was illuminated to bring attention to the disease. The lighting was organized locally by Moore Fight Moore Strong, the organization formed in 2013 by family and friends who joined in a mission to support Jessica Noonan-Moore, who was diagnosed at age 32 with Stage IV MBC.

MFMS organizers and supporters gathered at dusk in Prescott Park to view the bridge and encourage anyone impacted by breast cancer to light a luminary bag for their loved one to help raise awareness.

“We know Jessica would want us all to come together as a breast cancer community to fight for research funding for MBC, to at the very least, make this awful disease a lifelong manageable illness versus a 3- to 5-year life expectancy,” MFMS Director Laura Inahara said in advance of the lighting. “The term metastatic breast cancer is often not discussed and it is the only form of breast cancer that is terminal.”

More than 41,000 people will die from MBC this year alone and 155,000 people currently live with MBC in the U.S. now. Thirty percent of those with MBC are breast cancer survivors who had a reoccurrence and more young women are being diagnosed with MBC each year. For more information, visit www.moorefightmoorestrong.com.