|Media invited to cover launch of N.C. Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative May 18|
|Monday, May 17, 2010|
Media representatives are invited to cover the launch of the “Cervical Cancer-Free N.C.” initiative. Gov. Bev Perdue and others will speak about the state’s efforts to eliminate cervical cancer. The initiative is a partnership between community members, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the N.C. Division of Public Health.
Tuesday, May 18, 4 p.m.
Special guest speaker: Gov. Bev Perdue
Other speakers available for interviews include:
The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at eliminating cervical cancer, through vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) and effective screening for early signs of cervical cancer. Initial funding comes from a $1.5 million unrestricted educational grant to UNC’s public health school by GlaxoSmithKline. North Carolina is one of four states (along with California, Alabama and Kentucky) already involved. For more details, go to http://bit.ly/9FgAks.
Additional opportunities: The N.C. Cervical Cancer Coalition will meet 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to discuss the project. Media may attend and may talk to participants between the meeting and the launch event.
Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, (919) 966-7467,