photo by KENNETH FRY

Mary Jo Brinkman (second from right) of Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren presents checks to representatives of two organizations which benefit from last year’s Stampede, a 5K race/walk. Both the River Valley Ovarian Cancer Alliance and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society received $2,262.88. From left are Liza Martin, Blanche West and Stephanie Ross of the River Valley Ovarian Cancer Society, Brinkman and Vicki Moore of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The 2015 Sparks Stampede will be Oct. 24.