UPPER MARLBORO, Md., April 13 (UPI) — A U.S. non-profit group is beginning a cervical cancer awareness campaign in time for Mother’s Day.
The group Tamika & Friends in Upper Marlboro, Md., is responsible for the U.S. portion of The Pearl of Wisdom Campaign to Prevent Cervical Cancer — a global initiative to educate women about how to prevent cervical cancer.
The campaign is led by the national non-profit groups Tamika & Friends and includes more than 20 national women’s health and advocacy organizations, including the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the National Council of Women’s Organizations.
The first 500 women entered by someone who expresses in 350 characters or fewer why their mom or other special woman should be honored will receive a Pearl of Wisdom pin, a Mother’s Day card telling her who entered her name, a link to view her personal tribute online as well as cervical cancer prevention information.
“More than 11,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year, and more than 4,000 women will die of this disease,” the group founder Tamika Felder, a cervical cancer survivor, said in a statement.
Participants can submit a Pearl Tribute at the Web site PearlofWisdom.us/MothersDay between April 8 and May 4.
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