Area Businesses Give For Cancer Patients

Breast cancer patient Heather Brooks and her son Dillan recently accepted the grand prize from a drawing in conjunction with “The Story Goes On,” a fundraising performance of local talent presenting stories about breast cancer survivors in dialogue and song. The performances, held Oct. 3 and 4 at the Portsmouth Little Theatre, were produced by breast surgeon Dr. Vincent Scarpinato as a fundraiser for Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Compassion Fund to help cancer patients in need. Brooks accepted the grand prize, a large basket featuring new cookware and assorted kitchen items donated by local realtor Debbie Gambill and Century 21 Realty, at the SOMC Cancer Center. Other local businesses who supported the effort included Hattie Beasley’s; Z Collections; Union Mills Confectionary; Krista Putnam, Mac Cosmetics; SOMC Life Center; Gabby’s Hair Salon; B Sweete Chocolatiere; The Journey Within; Portsmouth West High School; Luther Transfer; Portsmouth Little Theatre; Life Ambulance; Nick Fite; Amy Shirey; Creative Hair Design; WNXT; and The Party Connection.