Event Calendar


Worship in Pink Calendar

On Saturdays – Virtual Presentations over Zoom

On Sundays – WIP video incorporated into service
Contact the church for more information.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Hosted by Komen Worship in Pink

“Surviving and Thriving: Mental Health and Wellness Matters” with ZaDora Williams, MSW, LCSW, Sankofa Center for Healing, LLC
* View the video on Facebook

Prioritizing and taking care of mental health will keep women glowing. The topic covers emotional challenges one may experience throughout their breast cancer recovery and wellness journey. Ms. Williams will provide mental health wellness tips to keep women glowing and transitioning from surviving to thriving.

ZaDora Williams is a creative, talented, bold, outspoken, driven, compassionate, fun, and outgoing licensed clinical social worker. She’s the founder of Sankofa Center for Healing, LLC, which is a place of healing where she provides culturally responsive mental health and parenting support services to the African American community. She enjoys being an advocate for the individuals, children and families she serves throughout the Portland and Beaverton community.

Sunday, October 11, 2020
Blessed Temple Community Church – 10:30 am

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Bethel AME – 11:30 am
Bethesda Baptist Church – 1:00 pm
Emmanuel Church – 11:00 am
Life Change Church – 6:00 pm
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church – 11:30 am
Trinity Lutheran Gresham – 9:30 am
Vancouver Ave First Baptist Church – 10:30 am

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Community AME Zion – 10:00 am
Cornerstone Community COGIC – 10:45 am
Greater St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church – 11:00 am
Highland Christian Center – 9:20 am

The Worship in Pink video features Dr. Nathalie Johnson, surgical oncologist at Legacy Health, and Tai Harden-Moore, Komen’s African American and DEI manager, talking about the importance of screening in the early detection of breast cancer.



Saturday, October 10, 2020 – Hosted by Komen Worship in Pink

“Changing Lifestyle: The Role of Diet and Nutrition” with Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
* View the video on Facebook

The presentation will focus on nutrition and physical activity recommendation, barriers to health behavior change, and strategies for living a healthy life.

Dr. Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick is a clinical health psychologist working as an Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) Center for Health Research. Her research focuses on embedding behavioral interventions for obesity and chronic disease management in primary care practices. She has expertise in development, implementation, and analysis of behavioral interventions, including use of advanced statistical modeling including structural equation modeling and item response theory.




Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Co-hosted by Allen Temple C.M.E. Church, Daniels Memorial COGIC, First Church Love, and Maranatha Church

“Taking Care of Your Breast Health: Why Screening is Important” with Kari Thomas, MD, Diagnostic Imaging NW, and Ashley Crowell, PA-C, Legacy Health

Learn about types of breast cancer screening and the importance of regular screening in the early detection of breast cancer. 

Dr. Kari Thomas is a radiologist at Diagnostic Imaging NW, specializing in women’s imaging. Inspired to pursue radiology and breast imaging by her grandmother’s experience, today Dr. Thomas finds it a perfect match for her skills and passions. She enjoys the visual aptitude required by radiology and interacting with patients and their families. Dr. Thomas is a passionate advocate for women’s health and considers it a privilege to be on the front lines in the battle against breast cancer, finding tumors while they are small and curable and also educating patients and the medical community about the tremendous value of screening mammography.



Ashley Crowell is a certified Physician Assistant with Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology. She completed a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University and then earned a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from University of California at Davis. Prior to joining the Surgical Oncology group, she worked as an emergency medicine PA. Ashley is committed to providing personalized compassionate care and enjoys educating patients on their health conditions. Some of her hobbies include traveling, spoiling her dog, playing the piano, and spending time with family.



Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Hosted by Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

“Understanding Clinical Trials: Protecting Ourselves and Our Village” with Rochelle Williams-Belizaire, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

This talk will acknowledge the justified fear in the African American communities for clinical trials, but will also allow the opportunity to address the equal importance for the community to participate in clinical trials and the impact that may have for future generations, but also advocate for ourselves when participating in clinical trials because the microaggressions will remain.

Rochelle Williams-Belizaire is Assistant Director of Research Collaborations for the Precision Oncology program at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. In this role, she is responsible for the development execution of strategies driven by advances in targeted therapy with internal and external stakeholders.  Rochelle creates and directs large programs and strategic alliances with organizational leaders and industry executives to effectively maintain a pipeline of new partnership opportunities designed to drive relevance, reach and revenue with and support key research initiatives.


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