Our Favorite Things This Giving Season

Cervivor would like to thank each and every one of our generous donors who sent a gift of support during Giving Tuesday! Your generosity and kindness continue to make this organization thrive. 

If you missed us, no worries! The giving season is still upon us and there are plenty of ways you can support our community outreach programming:

Donate to our NEW Cervivor Book Club

That’s right! We’re starting a book club and we hope that you’ll help support this initiative by donating the books from our Amazon Wish List here.

Do you have a gently used copy of the books on our list that’s taking up space? Email us to find out how to donate to our programming!

Sponsor a Limited Edition Self-Care Box

We have a small quantity of boxes that were carefully curated by Team Cervivor available through the Cervivor Shop. They feature products created by cervical cancer survivors in our community. These boxes were specifically designed for cervical cancer patients and survivors and will make the perfect gift for the holidays! Interested in sponsoring a box? Send us an email at info@cervivor.org!

Join our Virtual Pap Rally & Run 

It’s back! The Virtual Pap Rally & Run will be starting January 1st and will go through January 29th in honor of Cervivor’s 18th birthday. To join, create a team, join a team, or become a team of one. Create a goal that you choose; just make sure it has a version of the number 18 in it. Post your pictures on our Facebook event page while putting your personal goal into action or tag us on your social media platforms – wearing your teal and white is a bonus. To learn more about the event or create or join your own team, visit our race page here. Download and share the event flyer with your friends, family, cancer centers, gyms, churches, etc.

Become a Monthly Donor

Replace a coffee once a month with a $5 donation (or more). Your donation will go towards grassroots organizing and program support by providing funds for printing, postage, and support bag materials to help cervical cancer patients and survivors to connect in their local communities so no one has to feel alone. 

This year, shop, donate, and volunteer with purpose. Every gift that is presented to Cervivor directly impacts the community of cervical cancer patients, survivors, and thrivers.

Recap: Pap Rally & Run NYC 2015

Well, we have another NYC Pap Rally & Run in the books. We are beyond grateful to those who came out to support our cause, and those who supported from afar.

Lane Moore, Pap Rally MC, center (waving).
Lane Moore, Pap Rally MC, center (waving).

Extra special thank yous to Yes! Organic Market in D.C. for providing refreshments; Lane Moore, our event MC who kept us laughing and entertained; Dr. Rachel Masch for discussing the importance of HPV and cervical cancer awareness; Vanessa and Edna for donating water; Music From Thin Places for providing music after the run; and DJs Mike and Damien for waking up the Upper East Side with their bass so early on a Saturday morning.

While words can only go so far, here are some images and video that captured the day.

Stanzi and Rob, who make up the duo "Music From Thin Places" and are both cancer survivors, provided music after racers completed the the 5K. They are pictured here with Cervivor Founder Tamika Felder.
Stanzi and Rob, who make up the duo “Music From Thin Places” and are both cancer survivors, provided music after racers completed the Pap Rally & Run 5K in NYC. They are pictured here with Cervivor Founder Tamika Felder.

 

Dr. Rachel Masch, executive director of Basic Health International Inc., spoke about the importance of HPV education and detection.

 

We were also honored to have survivors and ambassadors share their stories.

NYC Ambassor and Cervivor Patti Murillo-Casa shared her story of survival.
NYC Ambassador and Cervivor Patti Murillo-Casa shared her story of survival.

 

Cervivor Ambassador Danielle Sepulveres discussed why she became in HPV education after being diagnosed as high-risk in her early-20s.
Cervivor Ambassador Danielle Sepulveres discussed why she became involved in HPV education after being diagnosed as high-risk in her early-20s.

 

Lisa spoke about her mother, Judy, who died of cervical cancer. Lisa walked in honor of her mother with her team, Team Mamawuela.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last, but not least, we ran into Ms. Katie Couric as she was out walking with a friend. She was so gracious and it felt like she talked with us forever as she sincerely wanted to know about our cause.

 

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This 5k walk is the perfect opportunity to get involved and raise awareness for cervical cancer and its connection to HPV. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Would you like to see a Pap Rally & Run come to your city? Contact us.

And now we march forward to Cervivor School West, Sept. 24-27, in San Diego!