Tell Mom it's Pink Sunday
It’s a three-year-old outreach effort of the Central Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
People in churches throughout the metro area will distribute Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer information and prevention packets to mothers in their congregations.
These ”pink ambassadors” signed up months ago to get the packets. Forty-eight churches, two nonprofit organizations and two sororities will be distributing the packets, filled with a pink Komen handheld fan, a bookmark, breast self-exam cards and educational pamphlets, on Sunday, Mother’s Day.
Lorna Palmer, executive director of the Komen central Oklahoma affiliate, said the outreach effort has been successful, with about 10,000 packets given out this year. The first year, 5,000 were given away and 7,500 were distributed the second year, so the effort is obviously growing.
“It’s honoring mothers — everybody has one,” she said.
“It’s a great way to remind them that we want them to be here and to be healthy.”
Palmer said Pink Sunday has helped Komen for the Cure reach communities that may not hear about Komen and the lifesaving educational material any other way.
“It is an opportunity for us to education women in another setting.”
To sign up for Pink Sunday packets for next year (there’s already a list), call 526-2873.
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