Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Although men can get breast cancer, it is not very common. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years or older. Unfortunately black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women and are twice as likely to die if they are over 50.
To help fight against breast cancer, the Brighton Rock A.M.E. Zion church’s Women’s Home & Missionary Society sponsored a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 2, 2021. Missionaries and honorary missionaries lined up at 8:00 a.m. at Portsmouth City Park to bring awareness, and to raise funds to help this worthy cause. The walk began with a $5 registration fee, inspirational music, and a five minute warm up provided by Coach Kelli. We ended the morning inspired and committed to spread breast cancer awareness in our communities.
Brighton Rock’s WH&OMS officers:
President: Ms. Fran English
YAM’s Coordinator: Ms. Deborah Carlos
Y’s Coordinators: Ms. Kim Hitchman & Ms. Markeil Blow
Buds Coordinator: Ms. Kelli Marin
Bureau of Supply: Ms. Frances Twitty
Pastor: Rev. Tonya M. Pass