I Am Campaign – eliminate cervical cancer by 2030

On 11th May 2021, Cocreates launches it first youth led campaign, to empower the youth of Singapore to stand up for a cause worth fighting for and spread the word to their friends and family they love.

The I AM Campaign, launched yesterday at a forum organised by youth advocates of the Alliance for Active Action Against HPV (A4HPV) and community leaders.

I found out recently that Cervical cancer is the second-most common cause of deaths from cancer in women aged 15 to 44 in Singapore.

Dr Chris Chong, A4HPV’s medical technical adviser, said at the event: “Cervical cancer is caused by HPV, which affects both men and women, and can be prevented. Awareness is key to early prevention.”

BAGS FOR RWANDA

As part of the I AM Campaign, up to one million handmade bags each containing an HPV screening voucher and information kit will be produced and distributed for 12 months starting from July.

For a contribution of $30, members of the public will receive a pair of bags – one to be kept for themselves and the other donated to a person in Rwanda, which has one of the highest number of cervical cancer patients in the world.

As Ms Summer Ng a cervical cancer surviver is now an active advocate for us, who continues to share her story, she is learning to remain optimistic and thankful.

She said: “This journey was a blessing in disguise. It changed my view on life, helped me to understand my purpose, how to be happy and how to love myself.”

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