Empowerment Through Knowledge: Understanding HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention

We are Cervivor, a community where empowerment through knowledge is our driving force. We believe that education is the key to preventing cervical cancer, and our mission is to support and empower individuals affected by cervical cancer and eliminate the feeling of being ashamed of an HPV diagnosis.

What is HPV?
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection globally. While many HPV infections resolve on their own, certain high-risk types can lead to cervical cancer. Knowledge about HPV is crucial for prevention, early detection, and effective management. Cervivor is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about HPV to ensure that everyone has the tools they need to protect themselves and their loved ones.

How Can We Prevent Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer is largely preventable through vaccination, regular screenings (i.e. Pap tests and HPV tests), and early treatment of precancerous lesions. Cervivor encourages individuals to take charge of their health by understanding the importance of preventive measures. Through our community, we provide a platform for sharing experiences, asking questions, and cultivating a supportive environment for those navigating the journey of cervical cancer.

Empowerment begins with knowledge. Cervivor equips individuals with the information needed to make informed decisions about their health. We believe that by understanding the risks associated with HPV and cervical cancer, individuals can take proactive steps toward prevention, leading to better outcomes and improved overall well-being.

Every year, Cervivor recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional dedication to raising awareness about cervical cancer, supporting those affected by cervical cancer, and advocating for HPV vaccination and routine screenings. The 2024 Cervivor Champions are shining examples of resilience, courage, and commitment to making a difference. Let’s take a moment to celebrate and honor these extraordinary individuals:

  • Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, CEO Susan G. Komen & now The Promise Fund
  • Gilma Pereda, Cervical Cancer Survivor
  • Jennifer Young Pierce, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at University of South Alabama

  • Jonny Imerman, Co-Founder Imerman Angels & ClozTalk
  • Karen North, Breast and Cervical Cancer Survivor, Cervivor LGBTQIA+ Lead
  • Linda Eckert, MD, Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and an Internationally Recognized Expert in Immunizations and Cervical Cancer Prevention

  • Lorie Wallace, Cervical Cancer Survivor
  • Michelle Whitlock, Cervical Cancer Survivor & Award-Winning Author

Empowerment through knowledge is the cornerstone of Cervivor’s mission. By understanding HPV and cervical cancer prevention, individuals can take control of their health and contribute to the broader effort to eliminate cervical cancer. As we celebrate the 2024 Cervivor Champions, we are inspired by their passion and dedication, reinforcing our belief that together, we can create a world where cervical cancer is a thing of the past. Join us in our mission to educate, support, and empower – because knowledge is the key to a healthier future.

Cervivor Cares: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s profound legacy of public service and activism, Cervivor, a global organization on a mission to end cervical cancer, is proud to introduce the Cervivor Cares initiative. Driven by a commitment to impact communities positively, Cervivor Cares aims to embody the values of compassion, equality, and service Dr. King championed throughout his lifetime.

Cervivor recognizes the importance of addressing health disparities and advocating for anyone with a cervix’s well-being. The Cervivor Cares initiative seeks to amplify Dr. King’s message of justice and equality by providing support, resources, and education to those impacted by cervical cancer. It is also a way to thank the medical teams that screen, treat, and support cervical cancer patients and survivors. 

By engaging in community outreach, awareness campaigns, and collaborative efforts, Cervivor Cares is dedicated to promoting preventive healthcare, destigmatizing conversations around the Human Papillomavirus (or HPV) and cervical health, as well as ensuring that every individual, regardless of their background, has access to the information and resources they need.

As we celebrate the lasting impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, Cervivor Cares stands as a testament to the belief that collective action and service can bring about positive change. Through honoring Dr. King’s legacy, Cervivor strives to create a world where cervical cancer is ultimately eliminated. Join us in this meaningful journey towards a healthier and more equitable future for all. 

You can provide the support and educational resources by donating directly through the Cervivor website or by shopping with purpose and sponsoring donation-based items in the Cervivor Shop!

Want to support Cervivor in another way? Sign up to volunteer your time and unique skills.