National Nonprofit Day 2021 has come and gone. It was a day we chose to celebrate everything that Cervivor is and stands for. We shared various facts across all of our social media platforms and even highlighted leaders and voices within our community.
A Letter from Our Founder
|Hello Cervivor Community!|
Today is not only Teal and White Tuesday, but also National Nonprofit Day! That makes it super awesome. I love any reason to shine a light on our community and our cause. When I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, I felt like something was missing. So, I created what I wish I had. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how this little idea would grow into a global community. Today, I hope you celebrate with me and take time to reflect on who we are and what we represent. I am in awe of this mighty and impactful organization.
If you are following us on social media; and if you are not, you should be! Join us all day as we share a little of our backstory and some exciting plans for the future. Also, check out one of my favorite videos that gives you an inside look into our organization. And this article from Cure Today Magazine that highlights a vow I made to the cervical cancer community.
Lastly, however you’ve come to be a part of this community, I want to take a moment and thank you for being here. We wouldn’t be where we are without you. You have my heart. If you are able, please consider making a donation or visit our Cervivor shop today.
20-Year Cervical Cancer Survivor aka #cervivor
Chief Visionary, Cervivor, Inc.
Who We Are, What We Do
Cervical cancer can be isolating and can often carry a stigma. Our mission is to empower those who have been impacted by cervical cancer; to educate them with the latest facts from the cervical cancer world through our signature patient advocacy retreat Cervivor School, and to motivate them to use their voices for creating awareness to end stigma.
Voices from Our Community
Chellese shares, “Cervivor was something I didn’t know I needed. It’s really so much, I don’t even think I could put into words. It’s about the sense of community with your Cervivor sisters, having the tools you need to be a good advocate, and learning how to deal with stress. So much of what I needed was here and I’m so grateful to have had this experience.”
Kristine says, “Cervivor is a community where you don’t feel alone. It’s a safe place to ask questions and share your thoughts. We share a commonality whether we are/were diagnosed with a pre-cancerous condition, diagnosed with cervical cancer, being a caregiver, or supportive friend and it puts perspective on how precious life is and how we live through survivorship.
And Natasha states, “I will advocate for the HPV vaccine. I will provide support to the women I’ve met online who are diagnosed with cervical cancer.”
We Welcome Our Newest Program
We are so excited to be announcing the launch of our Comfort Care and Compassion Program! A cervical cancer diagnosis is devastating and has complex layers like shame and stigma attached to it. This program was developed to support those facing a cervical cancer diagnosis or a recurrence to let them know they are never alone.
The CCC Program has three components: A chemo care bag for those newly diagnosed and in active treatment; a card program with handwritten cards from cervical cancer survivors in our community, and a pin program to celebrate survivorship milestones. To find out more, please visit our website.
Support Our Work
None of this work could be possible without donations from generous donors and sponsors like you! We believe in collaborative work. We believe with our community and community partners working side-by-side that we will be able to shift the narrative on HPV and cervical cancer. We know we will increase awareness of cancer screenings and prevention, and we believe that ending cervical cancer is within our reach. Please make a donation today through our website and support our global initiative to end cervical cancer once and for all.