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.