Photo by Ted Lutz â€“ A large crowd estimated at 400 attends a pink balloon launch Wednesday at the Kane Middle School parking lot. The launch honored Brenda Emer, who died Tuesday after a courageous 16-year battle with breast cancer.
A close friend said it best.
Going into a hospital with Brenda Emer was like being with a "rock star."
"Everyone knew her," Amy Geer said. "And everyone loved her."
Geer is one of many friends who is paying tribute to Emer, a James City resident who died late Tuesday afternoon following a courageous and miraculous 16-year battle with breast cancer.