By Donald Jay Howton
2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch Truly Matters
The month of October has been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for nearly four decades.
Since 1989 Susan G. Komen has helped drive down mortality rates from breast cancer thanks to focusing on early detection and improvements in treatment.
During the month of October pink ribbons are proudly displayed all over town. Several businesses in Hueytown are selling the ribbons for a $1 donation.
In Hueytown it is more than just awareness; it is getting involved.
The Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch was held on Saturday, October 7 at North Highlands Baptist Church in Hueytown.
The fundraiser was hosted by the Hueytown Area Chamber of Commerce.
At the “Survivors and Thrivers” brunch a tablescape contest was held and several church groups and individuals participated by hosting tables. The Hueytown Study Club won the tablescape contest.
The proceeds from the event benefit local citizens who are in need of mammograms, but do not have insurance. The Hueytown Chamber is working with Baptist Health Foundation at Princeton Baptist Medical Center to ensure that those who are in need get the care they deserve.
At the brunch, men dressed in pink served as waiters for the 165 lovely ladies in attendance.
The guests enjoyed the Photo Booths as well as a “Bling a Bra contest/Fashion Show.”
The guest speakers were three survivors Traci Franklin, Benette Eason and Kim Huey and Dr. Robin Conley.
Seen in the crowd were Emily Hollingsworth, Debbie Kiker, Joann Logan, Penny Berry, Shauntee Brown, Janice Poole, Helen Syx, Traci Franklin, Tracy Berry, Jeff Higgins, Jeff Noe, Joshua Andrews, Daitha Whitfield, Tabitha Raymond, Audrey Cashaw, Bobbie Jiminez, Kyle Kelley, Michelle McClinton, Pam and Councilman Jay Jacks, Bonnie and Eric Frye, Kay Sykes, Dot Lowery, Pastor Kyle Horn and LaShun Horn.
The Rev. Canon Geoff Evans, Canon to the Ordinary, The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, will be the officiant at the 10:30 Eucharist service on Sunday, October 22 at historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Bessemer.
The Rev. Grady Richardson will be the celebrant.
A Service of Festival Evensong with organ recital to celebrate the ministry of Ann H. Giambrone will be held on Sunday, October 22 at St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church.
The guest organist will be Dr. Patrick Scott, organist and choirmaster at Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee.