First Baptist Trussville to host breast cancer conference
By June Mathews
For The Tribune
The Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church Trussville invites women of all ages to attend “Restoring Mind, Body & Spirit: Lives Transformed, Hope Restored,” a breast cancer education and awareness conference, on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Breakfast goodies will be served at the church’s main level coffee bar beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Based on Jeremiah 29:11, the free conference is designed to encourage, inform and inspire breast cancer survivors and patients currently undergoing treatment, as well as their family members and friends.
Women’s Ministry Director Karen Jackson has long wanted to coordinate such an event in connection with the annual Turn Trussville Pink fundraiser, and this October, the timing seemed right.
“I couldn’t put this program on hold any longer,” she said. “This dreadful disease affects so many, and I felt we could play a valuable role in sharing lifesaving information with the women of our community. At the same time, we hope to provide encouragement to those who need it.”
Scheduled speakers include UAB surgical breast oncologist Dr. Helen Krontiras; UAB breast clinic coordinator Julie Whatley, CRNP; and writer, storyteller and motivational/inspirational speaker Cathy Lee Phillips.
Worship leader will be local singer/songwriter Kristy White.
Attendees will hear inspiring stories of breast cancer survivors and have opportunities to meet members of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Angel Squad, a group of volunteers providing one-on-one support to victims of breast cancer.
“We pray this conference will restore hope and be a transforming experience for those who may be feeling fearful with regard to breast cancer,” Jackson said. “We’ve worked hard to ensure that we not only share the latest information available, but plenty of inspirational moments, too.”
For more information, contact Debbie Arrington at 205-228-1006.