South Carolina Chapter (Greater Charleston)
A message from Chapter Leader Lauren Whiteside:
I decided to start a local chapter for this wonderful organization after I underwent my first of two surgeries for pre-cancerous lesions. I am happy to report that all of my follow-up tests over the past year have come back normal. Now I am focused on continuing my journey of spreading awareness on cervical cancer and HPV to my community in South Carolina. I am very grateful that my situation was caught in a stage before it turned into invasive cervical cancer. Pap tests do save lives and every person in the world should be aware of this. If you don't go, you don't know! And believe me, it is much better to know what you could possibly be facing before it is too late! This type of cancer can be prevented and detected early and everyone in the world should be aware of this issue.
Read more from Lauren in her interview with The Post and Courier.
"Paint It Forward"
When: November 4, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: West Ashley Wine & Design 1331 Ashley River Road | Charleston, SC 29407
Description: Please join us to help paint it forward and to help spread awareness on cervical cancer! The National Cervical Cancer Coalition is a national organization that aims to spread awareness on cervical cancer and HPV. The local South Carolina chapter was created in January 2011. Our mission is to help women, family members and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV and to advocate for cervical health in all women by promoting prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing and HPV testing when recommended. Sign up online or call to make your reservation. SweetJack and gift certificates are not accepted for this class. Don't forget to BYO beer, wine, or appetizers! Call the studio with any questions! 843-573-3422
Free or low-cost Pap testing: To find out if you qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test and where to get screened, call: (800) 227-2345.
Best Chance Network
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, DHEC
1800 St Julian Place
Columbia, SC 29204
Fax: (803) 545-4445
Want to learn more about the chapter? Interested in volunteering for an upcoming event or fundraiser, or just getting more information? Contact Lauren Whiteside to learn more.