Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Spreads Life Saving Message of Early Detection With Worship in Pink

Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Spreads Life Saving Message of Early Detection With Worship in Pink

RALEIGH, NC- Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) is reaching out to local churches to spread the message of early detection with its Worship in Pink program.

“The Komen promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Worship in Pink brings us one step closer to fulfilling that promise,” Julie McQueen, Komen NCTC community health director. “Thanks to a grant from the Bayer Foundation, we are targeting African- American churches in our 29-county service area in central and eastern North Carolina.”

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Worship in Pink is a grassroots effort to partner Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast with faith-based organizations to provide educational resources to congregations about breast health and breast cancer.  It encourages churches to join us in the fight against breast cancer and honor breast cancer survivors in their communities.

Worship in Pink was created because:

  • Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S.
  • African-American women have a 44 percent higher death rate from breast cancer.
  • African- American women tend to get breast cancer at an earlier age, when it is more aggressive.

In addition to educational materials, Komen NCTC is providing churches with a toolkit that contains ideas and resources to help plan, develop, and implement Worship in Pink events.  The resources in the toolkit are simple to implement and may be used at the discretion of each congregation.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/worshipinpink to get more information or to register your church.