Church holds "Pink Out Service" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

TYLER (KYTX) - Church was a little different Sunday at the New Life Community Church in Tyler. Everyone wore pink for the Pink Out Service. 

CBS 19's Katiera Winfrey was at the service and explains why this church is supporting breast cancer awareness.

The Pink ribbons are hanging from the sanctuary doors. In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to indicate a special service.

"I give God praise, 2003 is when I got diagnosed.  So it's been 10  years," said New Life church member Beverly Johnson.

Breast cancer is an illness many of the church members are familiar with. Johnson is one of them. 

 "I cried, I did the human emotional thing, but then I said okay  God, you got this," Johnson said.
She said she is more than just a breast cancer survivor but a breast cancer conqueror. She said conquering the disease requires support.
 To show that solidarity, church member dressed in pink and pinned ribbons on one another: Remembering those that lost the battle and recognizing those that made it through.

"It's a testimony to our church and our community that you can  stand in faith," said church First Lady Denise Robertson. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.

Her Husband, church Pastor V.M Robertson was by her side.

"We fought it breast cancer hit but we conquered it and we knocked it out, through the grace of God all things are possible," Mr. Robertson said.

Each year, there are about 230,000 new cases of breast cancer. Johnson said her best piece of advice she can give is to keep the faith and to get regular mammograms.



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