WATCH: My Sister's Keeper to celebrate women's health with 'Pap Party'
Created : 30 December 2017
My Sister’s Keeper wants to encourage women to take a more proactive stance towards cervical cancer prevention. Understanding that there are a lot of women who do not get tested, the NGO working to de-stigmatize and promote cervical cancer screening and vaccination, as well as educate and provide free and/or subsidized screening tests and fund further research on cervical cancer in Trinidad and Tobago.
One of the ways they hope to do this is by hosting the first annual Pap Party. The event, which will be held on January 13, 2018, at Nelson Mandela Park, is meant to be a celebration of women’s health that will create a positive environment where women can share their experiences with other women and help make it more comfortable for others to participate in cervical screening and HPV vaccination.
My Sister's Keeper founder, Christina Pierre tells us more about the NGO's purpose and the Pap Party.
They'll be offering limited free cervical screening tests, HPV vaccinations and cervical cancer education from some of the leading gynaecologists in Trinidad and Tobago.
Guests will also have the opportunity to discuss their health concerns with on-site volunteer physicians, as well as access a number of other goodies, including taking part in a “socasize” session and get free express manicures and makeovers by volunteer estheticians.