Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dance, Dance, Dance versus the Fatal Female Disease

There are 12 Pinays that die everyday of cervical cancer. So start dancing.
Far from being absurd in the face of such a grave threat, dancing is actually a way to help save women from this fatal female disease. Fact is, a healthy and active lifestyle is part of the triad of cervical cancer prevention – apart from vaccination and regular screenings.

But more than that, spreading the message of cervical cancer does not have to be merely confined inside the walls of health centers, ob-gyne clinics, or lecture halls. Now, there’s a fun, endorphin-filled way to get more women to know more about the disease: a dance marathon to be held at a rising club in the newest entertainment destination Resorts World at Newport City.

The event was organized by Brainbox Inc, in cooperation with global pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline, Sorciage by Wacoal, Artistry by Amway, Heatlhway Medical, Magic 89.9 and Team Manila. The open-for-all all-female dance marathon entitled “The Pink Movement” features popular hiphop dance group G Force’s head instructor and choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, and was hosted by actress and model Iya Villania, television host and model JC Cuadrado, and DJ Suzy of Magic 89.9. 21 schools and 16 dance studios from all over the metro will come together to fight the vicious cervical cancer.

An occurrence where the normal cells of the cervix turn cancerous, cervical cancer is usually caused by a chronic and persistent cancer-causing type of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection that leads to pre-malignant lesions that progress to cancer. Globally, cervical cancer is considered the second most common cancer worldwide, with an estimated 529,409 new cases and 274,883 deaths by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008. In the Philippines meanwhile, more than 27 million women – females aged 15 years and above – are at risk of cervical cancer. The good news is that cervical cancer can be prevented through healthy lifestyle, screening and vaccination.
So we gladly put on our dancing shoes and slide our way to the dance floor –we happily said yes!! it’s time to groove to the beat and declare victory over cervical cancer.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

My mother died of cervical cancer. I witnessed how far she tried to win the battle. A doctor told me to have a pap smear every 6 months but due to finances, I wasn't able to do it. How I wish this injection for cancer (women) that costs 3,000pesos will benefit from this movement. Free injections!