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