Just another day/week/year in SoCo.  The Catwalk for a Cure is a raucous but sobering lunch soiree, a fundraiser in the fight against Breast Cancer.  The event, in it’s ninth year, makes for good photographs.  Anyone here not been affected directly or indirectly by Breast Cancer?  I didn’t think so.

Part luncheon, part fashion show, amateur models took to the catwalk to raise funds for the research of Breast Cancer. The fashions are from Sonoma County clothiers. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Members of the Active 20-30 Club prepare to take the stage during Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

A good use for a new Ipad during Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

Spectators take some timely photographs of a the fashion show during Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

Spectators take some timely photographs of a the fashion show during Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

The Active 20-30 club take the stage during Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

At front Kristen Newsom, Kristen Yamamoto (from left); Kathy Hunter, Stacey Payne, back row Kim Dupuis, Kim Sayre and Triana Larsen, pose for a picture in a photo booth prior to the start of Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

Breast cancer survivor Rosmarie Weathers takes the stage during Catwalk for a Cure, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

Having just returned from a tour of military duty with the Army in Afghanistan, Jason Underwood gets a heartfelt embrace from his mom Susan Crawford of Santa Rosa. Crawford was representing Mothers of Military Service Personnel (MOMS) during the Ninth Annual Catwalk for a Cure at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Friday Oct. 7, 2011 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

Okay, so this post is a little late.  I am not a Blog Posting Slacker as some of you might think.  I still have my day job!

-Kent Porter