8th Annual Pink Weekend celebrated October 10-12

Rev. Sondrea Tolbert. J.D., M.Div., founder of Pink Sunday Nashville, director, NCBWIM Nashville.

Rev. Sondrea Tolbert. J.D., M.Div., founder of Pink Sunday Nashville, director, NCBWIM Nashville.

Churches across Middle Tennessee are encouraged to join Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church taking time to recognize the importance of breast cancer awareness with a ‘Pink Weekend’ scheduled for October 10-12.

The theme, ‘Celebrate Life-Increase Awareness-Inspire Hope, Breast Cancer Awareness-A Faith Response’ is a collaborative effort of the National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry (NCBWIM), Nashville Chapter and the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

This partnership is an effort to provide breast cancer education and an awareness outreach initiative to Middle Tennessee by sponsoring Worship in Pink Weekend (WIP) October 10-12.

The pink weekend at Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church will begin on Saturday, October 11, with a special pampering day, ‘Pampering With a Purpose.’ The public is invited to come out and participate in a variety of special pampering activities. From 9 am-3 pm. ‘Pampering with a Purpose’ will provide health and awareness with mammograms, bra fittings, facials, massages, hair and nail care, exercise classes, cooking lessons, ‘My Sister’s Closet’ clothing giveaways, and accessory vendors.
This year will also feature a new celebrity appearance with the opportunity for participants to meet and greet reality TV star, beauty entrepreneur and philanthropist, Brooklyn Tankard known as ‘Queen Brooklyn’ from the record breaking Bravo Network Television series and reality show, Thicker Than Water: The Tankards.
Additional sponsors for the occasion include: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Dex Imaging and Mailing, and Center for Women’s Health Research, Meharry Medical College.

Pink Sunday/Worship in Pink is a grassroots citywide ecumenical faith service with local churches, synagogues, and mosques to educate their respective members on breast health and breast cancer. Breast cancer does not discriminate between gender, race or socioeconomic background. Hundreds of churches will join in the effort to Celeb-rate Life-Increase-Aware-ness–Inspire Hope regarding breast health. Churches throughout Middle Tennessee will participate by hosting activities and encouraging members to wear pink.

The concept of ‘Pink Sunday’ in Nashville was created in 2007 by Rev. Sondrea L. Tolbert, J.D., M.Div., director of the Nashville chapter of the National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry. Founded by Rev. Carla Jo Howlett, national president, the vision of The National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry (NCBWIM) is to promote the leading professional organization for Black women in ministry in the United States. NCBWIM supports and resources Black women in ministry both personally and professionally by cultivating communities of Black women in ministry across the United States and mobilizing them to impact issues affecting the well being of Black women.

The pink weekend will culminate on Sunday, October 12 with Sunday worship services, recognized as the 8th annual Pink Sunday. At Fairfield, the special Pink Sunday service, hosted by the NCBWIM, will be held at 4 pm.

“This worship service is designed to celebrate life, increase awareness and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer,” said founder and assistant pastor at Fairfield, Sondrea Tolbert.

Churches can register at to receive free information to distribute.

For more information, contact Rev. Sondrea Tolbert. J.D., M.Div. at <sltolbert@aol.com> or <ncbwimnashville@ncbwim.org> or call 615-944-0245.
Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1004 S. Dickerson Road in Goodlettsville, Tenn. under the leadership of Rev. Howard Jones, Jr., Komen 2014 ‘Pink Tie Guy.’