Pink Sunday aims to address specific breast health disparities such as:
- African American women having a higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 45 and being most likely to die from breast cancer compared to other ethnic groups
- More African American women being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer compared to other populations
- African American women being most likely to develop Triple Negative Breast Cancer; an aggressive type of breast cancer with limited treatment options.
The purpose of Pink Sunday is to educate and promote breast health awareness, early detection and address health disparities among faith-based organizations in our local communities.