Have you recently been diagnosed with cervical cancer? Or are you a 3 year survivor, a 5 year survivor, a 20 year survivor?
Have you always wondered how to talk about your experience in a way that will help prevent others from having to go through what you went through?
Would you like to get more involved in educating your local community about prevention?
Whatever your story is, if you want to advocate to get rid of this disease once and for all...
CERVIVOR is for you!
Today is the last day of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month and it was so great to end it by sharing my story this morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Jacque Reid of TJMS and Single and Living Fab has a phenomenal segment called, “Inside Her Story” and boy, did we go INSIDE MY STORY…my coochie story to be exact. I’ve been through so many things on my journey with cancer, but the one thing that I’ve learned is it is imperative to share so that we can prevent cervical cancer. If you missed the segment, check it out here.
We got in a lot of information in a short period of time and I just wanted to share some additional information, because so many of your have reached out to me via social media.
Here are the top things you should know:
I want women of color to know that we develop cervical cancer more often than white women and we are more likely to die. We have to change this health disparity by getting screened. No one likes to get a pelvic exam, but we have to do it.
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In recognition of her tireless advocacy for women’s health, our founder Tamika Felder has been nominated for The Root 100 People’s Choice Award.
This is a tremendous honor and an amazing opportunity to bring awareness to our cause!
Please support Tamika’s nomination by visiting the The Root 100 site and clicking “vote for Tamika” under her photo.
You can vote every day until October 10 and we encourage you to! Thank you for your support!
“I heard ‘cancer’ and heard nothing else…on that day I lost everything I thought that made me a woman.”
We’ve heard it many times, but it never gets old. Tamika’s personal story will stop you in your tracks.
Thank you DC Breakdown for bringing awareness to this issue.
Grab your pom poms, and lace up your sneakers, and come on out for our new and improved cancer awareness walk/run event: PAP Rally and Run! Participants will be walking/running in support of ALL cancers that have affected them or someone they know. Join us in Manhattan on September 27th to show your support! Register Here.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9am – 12pm
Where: E. 86 St. & East End Ave New York, NY
Details: Registration begins at 8am. RAIN OR SHINE.
Register today as an individual, start a new team or join an existing team. Make a general donation to the cause, contribute to a team or sign up as a volunteer. Through this site, you can also make a wonderful contribution by helping to “Spread the Word” about Pap Rally and Run by emailing a message to your friends.
All proceeds to benefit Cervivor and the education and awareness of cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Register Now.
We need your help!
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It is estimated that 95,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with one of the five gynecologic cancers this year. Of those 95,000 approximately 28,700 will die. Gynecologic cancers don’t discriminate. No woman is immune. We are raising awareness all month about the cancers below the belt – the ones that we don’t always want to discuss – but that we should be aware of all the same. Often times, since women don’t want to discuss these private matters, they don’t bring up symptoms with their doctor if they make it to the doctor at all. But early detection and screening is the key to prevention. Your check-up could save your life. It’s our hope that this month we will be able to spark more conversations and get people talking. We strongly believe that MORE discussion will lead to more women confidently asking questions in the doctor’s office, and more informed patients requesting annual pelvic exams and other screenings. It is our hope that more discussion will lead to fewer women getting diagnosed, and fewer loved ones lost. Help us raise awareness this month. Please share our campaign with the women in your life!
Please help us to make cervical cancer a disease of the past by signing up to be part of our Cervivor revolution at www.cervivor.org.
In this video, you will meet two of our Cervivor couples: You’ve heard from Cervivors Patti & Michele before, but today you will hear from their husbands, Freddie and Nick. You’ll hear how each couple made it through adversity. And you will see just how their love radiates through (no pun intended!).
Ali and Merci are a beautiful example of how sisters – or another loving family member or close friend – can support each other through a cancer diagnosis. Watch their video to hear tips on how you can ask for support or give support during a difficult period in life.
Why is a breast cancer survivor on Cervivor TV??? Because this survivor has created something incredible that survivors of any type of cancer should know about. Mailet Lopez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 33. Although she had great support from family and friends, she still felt there weren’t resources that connected her to a person – someone who could answer all of her questions. Watch the video to learn more about Mailet and her support network, IHadCancer.com.
© 2013 Tamika & Friends, Inc.
Thanks to Roche Diagnostics Corporation for support of Cervivor