The Impact Network, the 100% Black-founded and Black-owned independent multiplatform network, today announced its inaugural airing of the celebrated

Pink Awards on April 30thThe airing of the Pink Awards, a tribute to breast cancer survivors, underscores Impact Network’s commitment to offering quality, inspiring, and uplifting programming to the Black community.

The iconic 2 ½ hour event will celebrate Black excellence through performances, celebrity guest appearances, heartfelt tributes, and stirring testimonies celebrating those who have championed the fight against breast cancer and uplifting those who have been warriors in their battles against the disease. The show also salutes individuals who are overcoming and succeeding in other areas of life and the culture beyond cancer. Hosted by actors Malik Yoba (BET’s “First Wives Club”) and Carl Anthony Payne (“Martin”), the awards will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, and will air Tuesday, April 30 at 8 pm ET/PT.

“I am truly blessed to have the Impact Network as a committed partner in raising awareness about breast cancer in our community.  The Pink Awards is an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the profound legacy and invaluable contributions of our culture,” commented April Love, Pink Awards Founder.

“Impact is proud to air The Pink Awards and give a positive platform to celebrating life and longevity in our community and providing hope to those currently in the fight against cancer. April Love’s comeback is an example that all things are possible!” replied Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Founder and CEO, Impact Network.

The Pink Awards brings the sizzle of an awards show with the substance that can save lives! The Impact Pink Awards features so many resources and stories of hope and resilience, it truly is soul stirring and strengthening,” said Royal W. Jackson, Executive Vice President, Impact Network.

Award categories include The Samaritan, The Vanguard, The Trailblazer and The Warrior, which are tailored to honor those who have exemplified visionary ideals, excelled in entrepreneurial endeavors, made a difference in society, and changed the trajectory of their respective fields. Complete details on participating talent, presenters and honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Pink Awards were founded five years ago by cancer survivor April Love, who created the celebration to honor the contributions of survivors, caregivers and advocates who are a positive force within their respective industries and surrounding communities.

One of Impact Network’s first tentpole events, the ceremony recognizes achievements in the fight against breast cancer while celebrating the human spirit, the power of community and the unwavering commitment to making a difference. With the organization’s community-focused approach, survivors, caregivers, and advocates can connect, share their stories, and find support and encouragement.

An important component of The Pink Awards is raising awareness about breast cancer – promoting early detection and providing resources and support to those affected by breast cancer.

The star-filled event features performances by Jagged Edge, and Kaelyn Kastle, with special guest appearances by Orlando Jones, Porsha Williams, Da Brat, Jesseca Dupart and William Murphy. Honorees include music producers Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin, humanitarian Elizabeth Omilami, Pastor Jamal Bryant, and health advocate Ricki Fairley.

The catalyst for Impact Health Month originated from National Minority Health Month (NMHM) which was established in 1915 by educator, author, and advisor Booker T. Washington as an extension of his National Negro Health Week. In 2002 NMHM received Congressional support, establishing that “a National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month should be established to promote educational efforts on the health problems currently facing minorities and other health disparity populations.” NMHM supporters include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

About April Love, Founder, The Pink Awards

During April Love’s battle with breast cancer, she started hosting small, pink-themed events while she was still in treatment to lift her own spirits and educate her community about early detection and effective cancer prevention practices. She also wanted to encourage cancer warriors to keep their faith while fighting the greatest battle of their lives. Organically, the event began to blossom and eventually became what is now known as The Pink Awards.

About Impact TV: Impact Health Month

The Pink Awards is a televised tentpole special presented by Impact TV during its “Impact Health Month” initiative which coincides with the FDA & US Department of Human Health Services “Minority Health Month.” As the premiere community-centered black owned family-lifestyle entertainment platform, Impact TV seeks to champion diverse perspectives and address health disparities in Black and Brown communities. While also elevating awareness, empowering viewers with relevant information, and promoting proactive health practices among communities of color. 

About Impact Network

Impact Network is the premier destination for Black family entertainment dedicated to offering the highest quality lifestyle programming, including movies, scripted and non-scripted series, and specials. A 100% Black founded multi-platform media company, Impact is driven by family values and community. Established in 2010 by community leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Dr. Beverly Y. Jackson, the company is defined by its legacy and mission to inform, empower, educate, and serve to positively impact the Black community. Based in Detroit, MI, the Impact Network is distributed in over 70% of US homes broadcasting via cable and satellite systems across the United States on Comcast-Xfinity, Frontier, Cox, Time Warner, Spectrum, Charter, Spectrum, ATT-U-Verse, Verizon, Fios, Altice, DirecTV, DISH and expanding digitally. For more information and follow Impact at @watchimpactofficial.