Worship in Pink
2017 Worship in Pink Weekend
September 30-October 1, 2017
Registration opens on September 1st!
Worship in Pink (WIP) Weekend is a great opportunity for churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship throughout north central Alabama to spread the life-saving message of early detection and honor their communities’ survivors. Groups are encouraged to make the day, or weekend, a celebration of survivors and co-survivors. Some groups host a special luncheon for survivors, encourage their congregation to wear pink, or invite survivors to speak about their experiences!
While the 2017 Worship in Pink Weekend is scheduled for September 30-October 1, groups are welcome to save their Worship in Pink event packet to use at any time during the year. Please note that due to the overwhelming popularity of this program, Worship in Pink event packets are first come-first served, are limited to one free packet per group, and can only be requested during the Worship in Pink Weekend registration period (September 1-October 15, 2017).
Participating organizations will receive a free Worship in Pink event kit which includes:
- A Worship in Pink Ambassador toolkit containing a suggested script to use during services, a sample bulletin announcement, and programming guide. A fundraising guide is available online, the link can be found below.
- 50 copies of the Susan G. Komen What is Breast Cancer? brochure and 50 Take Action bookmarks
- Materials to make 50 pink ribbon pins
- 50 exclusive Worship in Pink fans
**Please Note: By registering for the Worship in Pink Ambassador’s Kit, your group is agreeing to participate in an official Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama program and to present only Komen-approved breast health messaging during your Worship in Pink event. This includes the information presented by non-medical professional speakers who may speak during a Worship in Pink program that you host. If you would like to have a Komen-approved and trained speaker to participate in your event, please contact us at 205-263-1700 as soon as possible so that we may work to schedule one of our Komen Community Representatives for your event.**
Save the date for the 2017 Worship in Pink Weekend and help us kick-off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! If you have questions about how your place of worship can get involved, contact our Director of Outreach and Grants, Deanna Fowler, at dfowler@komenNCalabama.org or 205.263.1706.
Registration for the 2017 Worship in Pink Program will open on Friday, September 1st.
Download your free material today! While the Worship in Pink Ambassador’s Toolkit will include handouts of breast health educational materials, they will be in limited supply.
Additional brochures can be downloaded from the national Komen Educational Material Virtual Library – these PDFs can be used to make copies for your place of worship!
Below you will find electronic versions of educational material for your event that can be downloaded and printed, as well as copies of the WIP Ambassador Toolkit and the new fundraising guide.
Worship in Pink Fundraising Guide – The Race for the Cure Worship In Pink Fundraising Challenge! The registered, faith-based Race for the Cure team that raises the most money for the 2017 Race will have the opportunity to have their choir perform at the 2018 Race for the Cure!
The Spanish version of the above documents are available upon request. Please contact Deanna Fowler at 205.263.1706 or dfowler@komenNCalabama.org to request your Spanish materials.