Walk-a-Thon in Oakland to Help Fight Cervical Cancer
The fourth annual Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer walk-a-thon will take place on Sept. 8 at Oakland’s Lake Merritt. The event’s proceeds will go to fight cervical cancer in Africa. PINCC co-founder and Executive Director Dr. Kay Taylor observed the problem of cervical cancer in the developing world first-hand in 2003. On a medical trip to Central America, Taylor saw three cases of the disease in one week in Honduras, more than she had treated in her entire career as an OB/GYN with Kaiser Hospital, convincing her of the urgent need to screen women in such settings. Now in its eighth year, PINCC makes six trips annually: two each to Africa, Latin America, and India. It also has completed 27 clinic or hospital sites and is working on 14 more. Organizers hope the September event will take in enough money to support the program’s expansion into Kenya and Cameroon. For more information, telephone 510-452-2542 or visit www.pincc.org.
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