Columbia, SC (WLTX)-- At New Laurel Street Missionary Baptist Church they focus on healing the mind, body and soul.
The church leadership has partnered with WLTX to register members for Buddy Call 19. It's a free program that reminds you to call your buddy on the 19th of each month and remind them of the importance of performing their monthly self breast exam. Doctors say, early detection is the key to saving lives and WLTX is on your side making that happen.
Breast cancer is a disease that has affected many families in the congregation, like Reverend Abraham Salley. He speaks candidaly about how his family struggled with his mother's battle with the disease.
"When I was in middle school my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and she fought that for 6 years and 8 months on and off and each year it would come back.", Salley said.
On October 9, 2011 the church wore pink for a purpose and registered 50 ladies and 6 men. They gave a gift to the 19th person that registered and one of the male registrants won.
New Laurel Street Baptist Young Woman's Auxiliary will host its 5th Annual Women's Conference on Saturday November 5,2011 from 10am until 12 noon.
This is a day where women of all religious backgrounds join together for the sole purpose of empowering women in our community. The keynote speaker is Reverend Erica Lakin.
This conference draws hundreds of women from accross the state to the church for this special occasion.
There is a five dollar registration fee for all attendees.
If you'd like to attend or need more information call 803 786 5924.