What is Pink Sunday?
Pink Sunday is a free breast health education event that will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020. 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 2020:
Register Early! Please register your organization now or by the deadline of March 13 to ensure you receive the requested amount of educational materials. If your organization cannot participate on April 26, you can participate at a different date by contacting Kendall Bode, Education and Outreach Coordinator. Please register your organization early or by the deadline so that we can make sure we have enough materials.
Note: If registering more than one church, please call Komen Charlotte (704-347-8181) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
OR download a Pink Sunday Registration form here.
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. We will contact you via email when materials are ready for pick up.
Celebrate! Each church may celebrate Pink Sunday in their own way! We’ve put a variety of ways to celebrate together here: Ideas for Celebrating Pink Sunday.
Enter to win a prize! After you celebrate Pink Sunday, complete the Pink Sunday survey to help us improve for 2021! 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 2020 for all Pink Sunday participants to complete.
Questions? We’re here to help!
If you have questions about Pink Sunday, please call or email Kendall Bode, Education and Outreach Coordinator at 704-347-8181.
Don’t forget your PINK bows!
Looking for a way to “pink” out your church? We’ve got the perfect solution! Purchase Komen Charlotte pink bows to decorate, and 100% of proceeds benefit Komen Charlotte’s mission. For more information on the bows, click here.
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.