National Women’s Health Week: Saving Ourselves from Cervical Cancer
- Black women develop cervical cancer 50% more often than non-Hispanic White women
- Black women tend to have poorer, 5-year survival rates and die more often of cervical cancer than any other race
- Of the number of Black women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, over 40% will die
On Saturday, May 14 the 6th Annual Walk to Beat the Clock for Cervical Cancer Awareness will be held from 9am-12pm at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.. Proceeds benefit the Tamika & Friends, Inc. Gift of Giving Program, which aids women who have fallen on financial hardship following cancer treatment. To register or donate visit http://walktobeattheclock.org.
Celebrate National Women’s Health Week by celebrating you and getting tested for HPV and knowing your cervical cancer status!