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An Inspiration to Women

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Pastor B.J., 2009

Heroes Project Update: Pastor B.J. Relefourd

A breast cancer survivor since 1993, our 2009 Hero, Pastor B.J. Relefourd focuses on educating and promoting women from all walks of life. “Since we last visited, I am now planning my 13th Annual Women”s Weekend, which will focus on promoting wellness, excellence and education,” says Pastor B.J.

She is also holding a Gala of Gifts event, which encourages women to demonstrate their vocal gifts and started the blog talk radio program, Walking In Power that promotes women with powerful interviews and thought provoking topics.

Pastor B.J., 2011

As for her advice for women with breast cancer, she advises them to seek resources, information and educate one another. “A support system is essential to the environment of addressing the issue of cancer.” She continues, “Allow your faith to walk before you in times when you can”t – your faith shall carry you through number valleys and provide you with a mountain experience.” Lastly, she encourages anyone going through cancer treatments to ask for help if needed. “It”s okay, you don”t have to go through it alone,” she says.