Uniting for breast cancer awareness

The Botswain Bay Presbyterian Church congregation held a special service in support of breast cancer awareness. – Photo: Eziethamae Bodden

The Botswain Bay Presbyterian Church community recently came together to do their part to support breast cancer awareness in the district of West Bay, as part of October’s awareness activities spearheaded by the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens.

This year’s theme is “Early Detection Saves Lives.” On Sunday, Oct. 16, the church congregation dressed in pink, and the day’s programs were also printed in pink.

After Elder Rupert Ebanks gave the welcome and offered the prayer, the praise team sang uplifting choruses, including “The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower,” “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “In Moments Like These, God, you Reign.”

Erlene Hunte gave the children’s message on caring and giving, and a sermon on overcoming traditional barriers was offered by Elder Carlon Powery.

During the service, Deacon Langlie Powery also highlighted West Bay’s breast cancer awareness meeting on Oct. 24, at the John Gray Memorial Church Hall at 7:30 p.m., and encouraged all to participate in the breast cancer dress down “Dress Pink” day scheduled for Oct. 28.

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District Breast Cancer Clinic on Tuesday

As part of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a breast cancer clinic will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the West Bay Health Centre on Reverend Blackman Road.

As part of its awareness activities, information will be available on performing breast self exams, as well as guidance on mammograms. Those interested in attending may call the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens on 936-1739.

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