Attention: All cervixes, get a Pap smear done!

MONTREAL, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - HPV Awareness and the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec (CPCQ) are proud to be supporting Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust's international cervical cancer prevention campaign called #SmearForSmear. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness, in a humorous and singularly cervical way – a smear of lipstick for a smear of cervix. We want to educate everyone everywhere of the importance of getting a pap smear, otherwise known as a Pap test. We all have women in our lives whom we cherish. Show your support of their cervical health by uploading a lipstick smear selfie on social media, urging your family, friends and colleagues with cervixes to get a smear done, showing them they are loved.

"Cervical cancer can be DETECTED AND PREVENTED before turning into full-blown cancer. 500,000 cases annually, globally, are way too many for a detectable and preventable disease", categorically confirms 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 saying that their Pap smear (also known as a Pap test) result is abnormal. If you are one of them, you were smart to get the smear done when you did. For more information about cervical cancer and the #SmearForSmear campaign, visit www.hpvawareness.org

Participate from January 22-28:

#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.

Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec was founded in 2001 to protect, support and give a strong voice to people affected by cancer (patients, survivors, informal caregivers, their families and their loved ones).  We strive to support cancer-related community organizations, like HPV Awareness and health professionals helping in the fight against cancer across Canada.

 

SOURCE Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec

For further information: Amelie McFadyen, Executive Director, HPV Awareness, ameliemcfadyen@hpvawareness.org, tel: 514-214-6469

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