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Sublimity group protests domestic violence with flash mob, dance

Tammi Burns is a passionate woman. She is possibly most passionate about finding new ways to raise awareness about domestic violence.

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Keeping the ‘Faith’

DALLAS — “Wire wheel” grinders in hand, four Dallas High School students slowly remove layers of dust, rust and old paint from the hood of a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle.
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Domestic Violence Overview

October 2011 – KATU tv special
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Racing to awareness: Break the Chain opens Sublimity apparel store

December 2011 – Break the Chain Apparel has a new home with what owner Tammi Burns calls “a racing feel.”  
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Racing for change: Break the Chain racers call attention to social causes

April 2011 – When Kailia Walter was a toddler, doctors diagnosed her with ulcerative colitis, a disease, they said, would rob her from leading a normal life.
  
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Dress code makes room for literacy

December 8, 2010 – A T-shirt that addresses literacy issues has driven Waldo Middle School administrators to ease up on their heavy fashion foot.
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‘Chain’ for change: New CD brings message about domestic violence

September, 2009 – A local entrepreneur has just released a CD single that inspires a change in social issues.

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Salem-area T-shirt maker takes on hurtful issues

June 19, 2009 – Like many people launching a business, Tammi Burns talked to her family about sacrifices. “We will have no life. We will have no money,” she warned her husband, Jim. “Are we strong enough to handle this?”

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Apparel Line Joins Coolaid the Clown

May 21, 2009 – They are two voices working together to inspire change, from a small town in Oregon to Los Angeles County – both areas living with violence and gang warfare.
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Project Change Reaction

January 1, 2009 – Tammi Burns has always wanted to make a difference. A survivor of domestic abuse, Burns, the owner of “Break the Chain Apparel” in Stayton, has started a project designed to give middle school and high school students a “noninvasive way to bring about change.”