Bras Across the Bridge

These people were among the more than 20 who joined the South Santiam Sweet Potato Queens Sunday afternoon at Sankey Park for “Bras Across the Bridge,” a fund-raiser to fight breast cancer. Bras contributed for the event stretched nearly across Weddle Bridge. They included a pink jeweled and feather number sent by Cynthia Parker of Lewisport, Ky., in support of her daughter Stephanie, a five-year cancer survivor. The queens have no idea how Parker found out about the event. Closer to home, Bev Hutchinson was honored as a one-year survivor, surrounded by her sisters, Cleo Hopper and Judy Markert, nieces Jeanette Settles and Sheila Keenon, grand-niece Chelsea Miller and great-grand-nephew Abel Miller. More than $500 was raised for the Soroptimists International of Albany for breast cancer awareness, detection and treatment. A local Walk for the Cause 2009 is planned for Oct. 3 in Sweet Home. More information will appear in The New Era as that event approaches.

Photo by Scott Swanson