Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge will hold its annual Worship In Pink educational program during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The organization is offering free breast health educational materials to local congregations and faith-based organizations within its 10-parish service area, which includes Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes.
For information on how a congregation may register for Worship in Pink, visit KomenBatonRouge.org.
The deadline for registration is Sept. 21.
Churches and other places of worship may spread a life-saving message of breast self-awareness and early detection during services, health fairs and a variety of fellowship-oriented efforts. Komen also provides breast health educators and survivors to speak upon request and on a first-come first-served bases.
Komen has offered Worship In Pink for the last five years. With over 70 churches participating in October 2014, the affiliate distributed 18,000 pieces of breast cancer educational materials through the outreach program.
“It is exciting to see our Worship In Pink program grow each year,” says Executive Director Angela Miller. “We are eager to join with our local faith community again to spread the message that early detection saves lives.
“We also have a number of survivors who are willing to speak about their cancer journey and share how their relationship with God has played a part in bringing them through this difficult time in their life,” she added.