Johns Chapel AME Church in Enterprise holds candlelight vigil for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — On Saturday night, the congregation of one Enterprise house of worship gathered to celebrate the survivors as well as victims of breast cancer.

Enterprise Mayor William Cooper would blow the horn for the victims and survivors of breast cancer.

John’s Chapel AME Church would host its first-ever candlelight vigil for breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Due to social distancing, many of those who attended the service stayed inside their vehicles, holding lit candles outside their car windows.

“We wanted to make it a big deal, and of course it is a big deal so we had a candlelight vigil tonight and pause and let the people know who are going through this struggle that we are praying with them and we’re here to support them,” Johns Chapel AME Pastor, Willie White, Jr. said.

The mortality rate and frequency of breast cancer have particularly impacted people of color, and those economically disadvantaged.

Enterprise City Councilwoman, Sonja Rich, is asking her constituents of district one, and everywhere
to get annual exams to detect any issues early on.

“Way to show love in our John’s Chapel community, our church community does and we encourage that in our community just to show love to those who need it the most,” Rich said.

Proponents of early detection say there are numerous agencies to help cover the cost of exams for economically disadvantaged families

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