*invite credits: Bravehearts, Cervical Cancer Prevention Network, Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc. and Armscor Shooting Range
*photo credits: pinayads.com
Last February 21, 2009 we were invited by Bravehearts for a seminar on cervical cancer awareness and prevention. The talk was led by Dra. Rebecca B. Singson whom have just arrived from Spain. After the very inspiring and educational seminar, we were brought to Armscor Shooting Range to take part in a shooters competition. An activity which represents the fight to eradicate cervical cancer.
Truly every woman in the Philippines should be well-informed about the fight against servical cancer, that it can be detected earlier, it is treatable and most importantly there is a vaccine which lasts for at least a very positive number of years. I urge everyone not only women, to spread the word and help us in the fight against cervical cancer.
*Bravehearts is a multi-sectoral coalition led by the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network [CECAP] and the Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc. [CIF], dedicated to raising awareness on cervical cancer prevention. It is currently supported by a growing number of women including prominent personalities such as Sen. Loren Legarda, Rina Jimenez-David, Ellen Tordesillas, Atty. Gaby Concepcion, and Suzi Entrata.
*Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with 500,000 new cases and 250,000 deaths reported each year. Over 80 percent of cases occur in developing countries including the Philippines, where it is ranked as the second most common cancer afflicting Filipino women. Yet few women realize that cervical cancer is actually treatable if diagnosed early.
*One of the primary goals of CECAP is to fund cervical cancer screenings throughout the Philippines by using the Single Visit Approach [SVA], on-the-spot treatment through cryotheraphy and vaccination.