Worship in Pink is a grassroots initiative that links women to resources and provides the opportunity for congregations of all faiths to spread awareness and life-saving messaging regarding breast health. This program is available – free of charge – to any place of worship within Komen Kentucky’s 111-county service area.
Interested organizations should select a representative to serve as a Worship in Pink Ambassador. Upon registration, the Ambassador will receive the Komen Kentucky Worship in Pink Toolkit, which will aid in the planning of a breast cancer awareness event.
The Worship in Pink Toolkit contains the following materials:
- Information about Susan G. Komen and Susan G. Komen Kentucky
- Ideas for celebrating Worship in Pink
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Sample Bulletin Announcement and Script
- Local Mammography Resources
- Educational Materials
Based in Lexington, Kentucky, Colors of Promise is a community-driven outreach organization that spreads the message of breast cancer awareness and risk reduction, specifically to women of color. Their focus is to further promote breast cancer awareness and education among socially disadvantaged and low-income residents living and/or working in communities of color in Kentuckiana. Colors of Promise provides educational materials to local churches, community centers, businesses, etc.
Pink the Pews is the largest annual educational outreach event executed by Colors of Promise. Since 2012, Pink the Pews has grown from an initial target community in Fayette County to eight surrounding counties within the Commonwealth: Mercer, Anderson, Montgomery, Woodford, Scott, Franklin, Clark, and Boyle.
In 2016, the organization’s efforts reached over 8,500 people.
Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC) was established as part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer. KAAAC is a coalition of concerned cancer survivors, healthcare providers, and citizens seeking to reduce cancer health disparities in the African American community through prevention, early detection, and survivorship.
KAAAC’s Pink Ribbon Sunday initiative was implemented in the 1990’s to reach women who are medically underserved, uninsured, and underinsured to educate about breast cancer, risk factors, and screening. The coalition partners with churches and organizations to raise awareness, and provides presentations, materials, resources, and referrals for mammograms.