Church recognized for cancer awareness

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WHITESBORO -- The Christ Gospel Church in Whitesboro has been recognized for encouraging 65 women to obtain mammograms during the past year.

Bishop Edgar Robinson and Icy Wilson, and Parish Nurse, of Christ Gospel Church were recently presented with a $250 check for the church’s support of breast cancer awareness.

For many years, Christ Gospel Church has supported the Parish Nursing Program through health fairs, chronic disease self-management classes, the Susan G. Komen Grant and other health education events.

The award is part of an incentive program through a Central and South Jersey Affiliate Susan G. Komen Reach-Out for Life Grant administered by Cape Regional Medical Center.

A stipend of $250 is awarded to each church that sponsors and signs up 10 or more women for mammograms.

“This has been the most exciting, thrilling, and rewarding experience today. God has truly blessed us,” said Wilson, a registered nurse participating in the Parish Nurse program.

Since April 2010, The Parish Nurse Program and Center for Lifestyle Management Center at Cape Regional Medical Center has been participating in the Reach-Out for Life Grant. The grant focuses on women 65 or older. However, women between the ages of 40 and 64 are also included.

For more information on the program, contact Bonnie Kratzer, a Parish Nurse and Center for Lifestyle Management Coordinator, at 609-463-4043, or Gloria Schultz, Reach-Out for Life Program Navigator, at 609-463-2599.

Cape Regional Medical Center is an affiliate of Penn Medicine for Cancer Care and Cardiac Care. 

For additional information on the medical center and its programs, see  or contact Sue Staeger, marketing and public relations coordinator at 609-463-2059.

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