Bethlehem will wait until November to have its service because church member Karen Gallman is participating in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day 60 mile walk that will be held in Atlanta Oct. 24-26.
“Pink Sunday” is a grassroots effort with over 300 Upstate churches participating to raise awareness about breast cancer. The service at Bethlehem begins at 9:45 a.m. The church is located on 1622 Kelly Road, Union.
Women will receive an educational packet from Susan G. Komen for the Cure which discusses risk factors and the critical role of early detection in saving lives from breast cancer.
Guest speaker will be Pat Nichols, a Union County resident, nurse and breast cancer survivor.
Lisa Hartley from Wallace Thomson Hospital will share information on early detection and help women who qualify sign up for a free mammogram.
Those attending are asked to wear pink to show their support, to honor those who have lost their battle with breast cancer and to celebrate survivors and their courage.
The church will hold a moment of silence to honor those who have lost their battle with breast cancer and remember those who have won the battle or are still fighting.
Each name will be called from a list those organizing the program are gathering. Anyone who would like their name added to the list may email PinkSunday@ymail.com or call 427-1622. Those leaving a message are asked to denote if the name added is in memory of or in honor of someone.
The church also is collecting donations for Susan G. Komen for a Cure. Checks may be mailed to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1132, Union, 29379. Checks should be marked “Pink Sunday.”