Arizona Chapter (Southwest Regional)
|Chapter Leader: Shaundra Hall
Chapter Leader since January 2008
|Chapter Leader: Lindsay Dowling
Chapter Leader since March 2015
A Message from Chapter Leader Shaundra Hall:
After being diagnosed with cervical cancer at 28, my life took an unexpected and amazing turn. I am now a 16+ year survivor and proud to be the Regional Director of the Southwest U.S. for NCCC/ASHA. I support, educate and promote cervical cancer prevention and HPV cancer prevention and awareness and travel the country learning about the latest scientific developments regarding HPV related diseases. In turn, I educate local communities through speeches, informal community forums and corporate wellness presentations. I also sit on the board of directors for Arizona Assistance in Health Care, Inc. as the mission of AAHC is to award grants for non-medical expenses for qualifying patients currently undergoing cancer treatment in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The NCCC and AHSA do such amazing work for patients and caregivers alike, I am honored to be a part of serving them. I am always looking for others who want to support the NCCC’s mission so if you live in the Southwest and would like to make a difference, I would enjoy hearing from you!
A Message from Chapter Leader Lindsay Dowling:
I began to wage my war on HPV and cervical cancer at age 24 when my annual exam revealed dysplasia. Because knowledge is power, I did what most young women do when facing the unknown...I researched! Through my readings, I was stunned to learn how common HPV is in both men and women, and that cervical cancer is preventable. I won my first battle through simple treatment, but was confronted with a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in situ ten years later. Following a successful surgery, I was again the victor. I have now been healthy now since 2013, but continue my crusade in the name of every mother, daughter, sister and wife who has fought for their life.
I am a successful sales executive, married to the love of my life and mother to two beautiful crazy children. I am an advocate, a volunteer, a listener and a shoulder to cry on. I am a survivor. Cervical cancer is an ugly adversary and doesn’t fight fair. It can be relentless and doesn’t discriminate in whom it attacks. But it is an opponent we can beat.
Welcome to the fight!
|Big thanks to TruStrenth for their extreme generosity in supporting the Arizona chapter of the NCCC.|
|The Arizona chapter is pleased to partner with Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP). AFHP is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making reproductive healthcare and education available and accessible to all women, men and teens in Arizona, even if they lack health insurance or money. AFHP health centers are located throughout Arizona, including in rural areas.|
On April 9, 2015, chapter leaders Shaudra Hall and Lindsay Dowling spoke to dozens of attendees at an event sponsored by the Junior League of Phoenix. Shaundra and Lindsay answered questions about cervical cancer screening and prevention and distributed education materials as well.
Chapter Leader Shaundra Hall Discusses Cancer Prevention on KRNV Reno
In honor of National Cancer Prevention Month, Chapter Leader Shaundra Hall appeared with Dr. John Farley, Gynecological Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in an interview with Melissa Carlson of My News 4 - NBC (Reno, NV). Shaundra shared her story as a cervical cancer survivor, while Dr. Farley further explained HPV and ways to prevent getting this infection that can cause cervical cancer, including vaccination and annual screenings. Watch the full interview below.
To find out if you qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test and where to get screened, call: (888) 257-8502.
Well Woman Healthcheck Program
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
Arizona Department of Health Services
1740 W Adams, No. 205
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax: (602) 542-7520
Arizona Family Health Partnership
3101 North Central Avenue, Suite 1120
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Toll Free (888) 272-5652
Arizona Family Health Partnership is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making reproductive healthcare and education available and accessible to all women, men and teens in Arizona, even if they lack health insurance or money. AFHP health centers are located throughout Arizona, including in rural areas.
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