Did you know breast cancer is the most common cancer in women? Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Your church can help educate and empower its members to respond to this issue by hosting a Pink Carnation Sunday. During this event church leaders and volunteers present pink carnations to women in their congregations who are 40 years of age and older and ask them to pledge to get regular mammograms. The Arkansas Department of Health BreastCare team will follow up on pledges to answer any questions and connect women to community resources.
Check out the toolkit below to get the information you need to host a Pink Carnation Sunday event at your church. You’ll find tips for covering the costs of the carnations, templates for Pink Carnation Sunday announcements, a copy of the pledge form, and much more!
To register your church for Pink Carnation Sunday fill out the sign-up form below and fax to 501-661-2189 or scan and email it to Marisa.Nelson@arkansas.gov BreastCare staff will mail you the Pink Carnation Sunday toolkit and other items that will help you host a breast cancer awareness event at your church.
Call Marisa Nelson at 501-661-2728 if you have questions.