News Stories

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.


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.

Domestic Violence Overview

October 2011 – KATU tv special

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.”  

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.

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.

‘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.


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?”


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.

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.”