Praise Is The Cure
14th Annual Week of Hope, Health & Healing
September 29, 2019 – October 6, 2019
Praise Is The Cure® is well known for its annual Week of Hope, Health and Healing. Several stand-alone events are planned and organized to reach every member of the community during the week. Each program targets a segment of the community potentially affected by breast cancer either personally or through a loved one.
Praise Sunday – Sunday, September 29, 2019
Praise Sunday is the kick-off event for Praise Is The Cure® Week of Hope, Health and Healing held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This citywide educational outreach effort is hosted by over 50 faith–based institutions and other nonprofit organizations across the Philadelphia region. Through this coordinated effort, Praise Is The Cure reaches over 15,000 people by dedicating a small portion of their services and/or programs to acknowledge Breast Cancer Survivors and to disseminate important life-saving information on breast health, access to direct services, and up-to-date breast cancer research for Black women.
Children’s Festival – Wednesday, October 3, 2019
Inspired by the book “My Mommy Has Breast Cancer, But She is OK” written by Kerri M. Conner, this event features story time, a traveling zoo, games and other activities for children ages two to ten and their parents. Armed with the knowledge that Breast Cancer affects the entire family, this program educates children about breast cancer and encourages parents and significant adults to have open discussions about the disease as well as other difficult topics with their children. Praise Is the Cure is partnering with the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club for this year’s event.
Super Saturday – October 5, 2019
Community Health Fair
Sponsored by Keystone First. The health fair offers health screenings such as blood pressure, BMI and glucose. Participants will learn what health improvements they need to make to fit their lifestyle and take part in a series of wellness workshops while enjoying light refreshments. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
The Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Screening Unit will be on site to provide mammography screenings. Mammograms are available for women 40 years and older who have health insurance, are uninsured or underinsured. Call Fox Chase Cancer Center today at 215-214-1682 for an appointment. Space is limited.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Pamper Party
Women who are breast cancer survivors or current patients are invited to a come together to “celebrate life! Treated to an afternoon of spa treatments, a fashion show, door prizes, games and a delicious catered meal. The women are also honored guests at the “Honoring Her” Musical Extravaganza immediately following the Party. The women open the concert with a Survivors’ Procession in which at least 200 survivors proudly march into the concert venue displaying their strength and courage.Register for the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Pamper Party.
Men’s Health Forum and Tailgate Party
Acknowledging the important and critical issues men confront, this forum provides a safe space for men to express themselves candidly, learn how to take care of themselves, and support loved ones with cancer and/or other health challenges. In addition to the discussion, men receive spa treatments, health screenings, an auto show, door prizes and a delicious meal.Register for the Men’s Health Forum and Tailgate Party.
“Honoring Her” Musical Extravaganza
Following the Pamper Party, the Men’s Health Forum, and the Community Health Fair, Praise Is The Cure® hosts a concert featuring world renowned celebrity artists as well as local talent. This year’s headliner is legendary gospel artist, Richard Smallwood. Accompanying him will be the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ’s Mass Choir. Rounding out the concert line-up are one of Philadelphia’s musical treasures, The Brockington Ensemble, and Camden’s rising stars, The Trumpet Chics. Aside from the featured artists, the highlight of the event is the inspirational breast cancer survivors’ “Celebration of Life” procession to kick off the program. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.Register for the “Honoring Her” Musical Extravaganza.
“Unwavering Grace” Dance Benefit Concert – Sunday, October 6, 2019
This phenomenal dance concert, sponsored and performed by the Grace Dance Theater, is a treat for the whole family. Proceeds from ticket purchases benefit the ongoing work of Praise Is The Cure. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the link on our home page or in person at the office located at 766 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Ticket price – $25.00.
Can’t make the Dance Benefit Concert but you still want to help? Purchase a ticket for a survivor to attend the event. All donations are tax deductible. Help us inspire and encourage those touched by breast cancer. Donate a ticket today!