(Miami) – Planned Parenthood partnered with Miami elected officials to promote Free Cervical Cancer Screenings at our Kendall Health Center for the Free Pap Day on July 26, 2011 from 10am-1pm. The event was the fourth in a series held across South Florida. One hundred and twenty-six women received free cervical cancer screenings through Planned Parenthood’s 2011 Free Pap Days.

“For more than 90 years, building healthy communities has been Planned Parenthood’s mission,” said Lillian Tamayo, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast. “Every day, we help women, men and families get the health tools, information, and above all the care and compassion they need to lead healthy lives.”

State Representatives Dwight Bullard, John Patrick Julien, Luis Garcia, Ana Rivas Logan, Richard Steinberg; Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan; and School Board Vice Chair Dr. Lawrence Feldman, showed bi-partisan support of preventive care for women by co-sponsoring Free Pap Day in Miami. Each office publicized the lifesaving opportunity to their constituents. Representatives Bullard, Garcia, and Logan were able to stop by to tour the Kendall Health Center and speak with constituents.

Cervical cancer is the second-most common type of cancer among women worldwide. Many women don’t know how to prevent cervical cancer by having regular Pap tests, regularly using condoms, and, when appropriate, getting HPV tests. A Pap test could save your life.

“Cervical cancer is a serious concern for women,” said Tamayo. “An estimated 11,150 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in the U.S in 2007 and about 4,000 American women died of the disease.”

Source

Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, Inc.

Contact

Takeata King Pang (561) 472-9942

Published

July 27, 2011