3 Women, 3 Lives, all 3 equally need to get their routine Pap smear. Do you?

MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - We are proud to be launching an International cervical cancer prevention campaign called #SmearforSmear, raising awareness in a fun way and serving as a reminder to women everywhere to get their routine pap smear. Everyone has women in their lives that they cherish; show your support by uploading a lipstick smear selfie on social media nominating your friends, family, and colleagues, to do the same, showing the women in their lives, they are loved.

"Cervical Cancer can be PREVENTED and DETECTED before turning into a full-blown cancer. 500,000 cases per year in the world is way too many for a preventable and detectable disease" affirms Teresa Norris, Founder and President of HPV Awareness.

Cervical cancer survivor Brigitte Leclerc shares, "The hardest thing I ever had to do is tell my two teenagers I had cervical cancer. If I hadn't gone to my doctor and got my routine pap smear for sure I would not be here today. If you don't hear about it, and no one puts the message out there about it, it could happen to you". Every year, almost 400,000 Canadian women receive a call that their Pap smear (also known as a Pap test) result is abnormal. 

For more information about cervical cancer and the #SmearForSmear campaign;

Visit www.hpvawareness.org/smearforsmear

To participate-

 

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Put your lipstick on

Smear your lipstick and take your #SmearForSmear 'selfie'

Make any size of donation by clicking here: http://hpvawareness.org/donate

 

Every dollar helps!

 

On January 24, share your selfie on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook.

Use this phrase:

 

Prevent cervical cancer w/ @HPV_VPH. Get your Pap smear. #SmearForSmear

I nominate @(insert friend's name)

 

#SmearForSmear is a campaign developed by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK's only dedicated charity supporting those affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities; Visit www.jostrust.org.uk

HPV Awareness, founded in 2002, the only bilingual Registered Charity in Canada providing education programs in every demographic about the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the context of healthy relationships, informing people of all ages of HPV and cervical cancer screening. Your donation will be used to develop educational tools for youth, it will also provide financial relief to Canadian families of women fighting cervical cancer, and will contribute to helping medical students in developing countries so that they can spread awareness by promoting and providing cervical cancer screening.

 

SOURCE HPV Awareness Corporation

Image with caption: "Together we can help prevent cervical cancer (CNW Group/HPV Awareness Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160124_C8914_PHOTO_EN_604425.jpg

For further information: and interview requests, contact Amélie McFadyen; ameliemcfadyen@hpvawareness.org

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