Last Saturday, I got the chance to meet some of the members of Bravehearts, an NGO that aims to raise awareness on cervical cancer prevention in the Philippines.
A number of bloggers were invited for an intimate lunch meet-up. Romina, the ever kikay yet tough girl who invited me to this empowering event, served as the emcee that afternoon. She gave a little overview on Bravehearts like their past activities, tie-ups, celebrity endorsers and some of their future plans.
To be honest with you, I don’t really know much on Cervical Cancer. I just found out that Cervical Cancer is actually the second most common cancer among Filipino women! This means that we girls must not only worry on the possibility of having breast cancer (the top most common cancer among women all over the world). The good news here is it’s never too late to undergo treatment or vaccination.
Dr. Becky Singson gave a short talk on the Cause, Stages and Prevention of Cervical Cancer among women. The talk made me realize that in the country, only a few is aware of the facts presented to us that afternoon. Thr group is planning to have regular screenings in different places in the Philippines. They’re also planning to conduct a number of blogger events which can help raise awareness about the group and how to prevent cervical cancer which are SVA, Cryotherapy and Vaccination (will tackle more on these on another blog entry to be posted soon).
Bravehearts is not only about drama and stuff. We all need to live a happy life!
Since we all want to “kill” the possibilities of having cervical cancer, we had a frightening yet fulfilling activity.
After the talk of Dr. Singson, the brave girls went to Armscor Shooting Center located at Makati Cinema Square for a target shooting session. We were taught on the basics, the do’s and don’ts in handling a gun.I was scared at first, but I managed to conquer my fear. I am not a sharp-shooter, but I am proud to say that I was able to do the activity and I didn’t back out… Wait… none of us backed out!
It was a tiring yet fun day. I am happy because I was able to learn more on cervical cancer, which is something that one must not really neglect especially women who are active with their sexual activities. Prevention is the key to a healthier and cancer-free body.
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