From the choir, to the pastor, to the congregation, Saint James Baptist Church was poised in pink, ready to worship Sunday morning.
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"We're having the 'Worship in Pink' service to officially kick off breast cancer awareness month here in Austin," said Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Honorary Chair LaTanya Tatum.
Tatum is a woman on a mission. Six years ago she went to the doctor with concerns but was told she was fine. Turns out she had breast cancer.
"When I was diagnosed it was stage one. And then maybe 30 days later, when my lump was removed, I was stage two. I was 29 years old at that time," Tatum recalled.
Breast cancer is more predominant in Black women and the tumors are more aggressive. Yet, statistics show that Black women go to the doctor less than their white counterparts which is why Susan G. Komen is encouraging more blacks to get out to the doctor with the 'Worship in Pink' services.
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