First ladies discuss cervical cancer

Tarcha Rentz, Ph.D., a member of the Cervical Circle community, was one of the leading organizers of the Leading Ladies Brunch at Open Door Ministries.

First ladies of churches in Gainesville and surrounding areas gathered to discuss the well-being of the health of women in their congregations.

The discussion was hosted by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center and  Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Steering Committee. Billed as the Leading Ladies Brunch, the event was held Saturday at Open Door Ministries located at 601 NE 19th St. to inspire first ladies of churches in the area to encourage female parishioners to get screened more for cervical cancer.