Cap­tur­ing hope

Oc­to­ber, Breast Can­cer Aware­ness month, kicks off with Por­traits of Hope

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Dur­ing the month of Oc­to­ber, en­larged por­traits of 36 lo­cal women will be dis­played in the store­fronts on the square. Though the women vary in age, shape and size all of them have one thing in com­mon — they are all breast can­cer sur­vivors.

Oc­to­ber is Na­tional Breast Can­cer Aware­ness month and the New­ton Med­i­cal Aux­il­iary Board is again part­ner­ing with Main Street Cov­ing­ton for Por­traits of Hope.

Mem­bers of the NMC’s Women’s Di­ag­nos­tic Cen­ter’s sup­port group are se­lected to have their makeup done by Merle Nor­man cos­me­tol­o­gist Jeanette Facer and their por­traits taken by pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher Kim­ber­ley Brown.

“It’s like a pre­tend Glam­our Shot ex­cept its not re­ally glam­orous be­cause it shows ev­ery wrin­kle and line,” said Kay Goff, can­cer

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(Above) Breast can­cer sur­vivors Katherine John­son, left to right, Ne­vada Moss, Kay Goff, Sally Hart, Patsy Ter­rell and Jean Bur­ton gather in front of the South­ern Heart­land Art Gallery with a se­lec­tion of the Por­traits of Hope that are on dis­play in shop win­dows around the Cov­ing­ton square. A re­cep­tion hon­or­ing all of the Por­traits of Hope par­tic­i­pants will take place at 7 p.m. Thurs­day at the His­toric Cov­ing­ton Court­house. (Be­low) Breast can­cer sur­vivors Katherine John­son, left, and Sally Hart place a Por­trait of Hope of 9-year breast can­cer sur­vivor Carolyn McCoy in the front win­dow of Per­fect Fit Lin­gerie on the Cov­ing­ton square Tues­day.

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