The Hicks Foundation believes that with education and access to health care all women can prevent cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is virtually 100% preventable, yet many women lack the education tools and prevention services to protect against this deadly disease. We strive to raise awareness about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its link to cervical cancer.
A series of local gatherings that encourage dialogue about HPV and Cervical Cancer prevention. These small gatherings are hosted around kitchen tables, coffee shops, and conference rooms and train an ever-growing team of citizen educators.
Free screening days help women access affordable medical care. Many women have come to rely on our annual screening days and we plan to continue to work with the Department of Health and local health care providers to host Free Screening Days across the state.
The Pearls of Wisdom Campaign is a united, global effort to raise awareness of the opportunities now available to prevent cervical cancer. The campaign will increase awareness of the new tools that are now available to prevent cervical cancer, encourage women to take full advantage of these tools, and advocate for the implementation of these tools for girls and women everywhere.
We continue to work closely with policy makers to re-visit state HPV education plans, vaccination funding, and education dollars to money set aside for vaccine so women, parents and teens can make well-informed individualized choices about whether to receive the HPV vaccine series. The Hicks Foundation strongly believes that this choice should not be based on cost or availability.