Breast Health Awareness in the Faith Community
April 23, 2017
Pink Sunday is a free educational event that will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The purpose of Pink Sunday is to educate and promote breast health awareness, early detection and address health disparities among faith-based organizations in our local communities.
Pink Sunday aims to address specific breast health disparities such as:
- African American women having a higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 45 and being most likely to die from breast cancer compared to other ethnic groups
- More African American women being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer compared to other populations
- African American women being most likely to develop Triple Negative Breast Cancer; an aggressive type of breast cancer with limited treatment options.
Who Celebrates Pink Sunday?
All faith-based organizations are welcomed within Komen Charlotte’s 13-county service area: Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and York, SC.
How to Participate in Pink Sunday 2017:
Register Early! Registration opens Friday, January 6th and closes Friday, March 10th. If your organization is predominantly Spanish speaking, you may register for Domingo Rosdao by clicking here. Para español registre aqui (domingo rosado).
Please register your organization early or by the deadline so that we can make sure we have enough materials. If your organization cannot participate on April 23rd, you can participate another weekend if you register and contact Jacquaya Reel, Community Outreach Coordinator.
Pick-up your free education materials! You may request Pink Sunday fans OR Pink Sunday bookmarks for your congregation. In addition to the fan or bookmark, each organization will receive a Pink Sunday Resource Guide which will include resources such as Ideas to Celebrate, a sample script, bulletin board slides, and breast health resources.
Celebrate! Each church may celebrate Pink Sunday in their own way! For ideas on how to celebrate Pink Sunday 2017, click here.
Enter to win a prize! After you celebrate Pink Sunday, complete the Pink Sunday survey to help us improve for 2018! Once you complete the survey, you will be entered to win a prize for your participation. Information about the Pink Sunday survey will be online towards the end of April 2017 for all Pink Sunday participants to complete.
Questions? We’re here to help!
If you have questions about Pink Sunday, please call or email Jacquaya Reel, Community Outreach Coordinator at 704-347-8181.
Pink Sunday Resources: Recursos de Domingo Rosado
Thank you to our sponsors and all faith-based organizations who participate in Pink Sunday! Your commitment to breast health education and awareness will continue to help save lives.