I am currently undergoing treatment for Stage II1A Cervical Cancer. I have created this fundraiser to benefit the National Cervical Cancer Coalition with the hope that by raising awareness we can eliminate this disease once and for all.
This is a retched disease that affects approximately 13,000 women in the United States each year, and more than 4,000 of women will die. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide, but because it develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Deaths from cervical cancer in the United States continue to decline by approximately 2 percent a year. This decline is primarily due to the widespread use of the Pap test to detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment. Most women who have abnormal cervical cell changes that progress to cervical cancer have never had a Pap test or have not had one in the previous three to five years.
NCCC was founded in 1996 as a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer. In 2011, NCCC merged with American Social Health Associationn, a nonprofit with a nearly 100-year history of educating and raising awareness on sexual health issues. The NCCC has thousands of members around the world, and chapters across the U.S. NCCC’s sister organization, the Global Initiative Against Cervical Cancer, works throughout the developing world as a platform to empower people, communities and societies to reduce the disease burden from cervical cancers.