Pictured in today’s Irish Daily Mirror is Maura Derrane daring to bare for a good cause. With European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, running until 28th January, Irish heath specialists are encouraging women aged between 25 and 60 to avail of a free smear test.
The campaign is being promoted by the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) with the support of broadcasters Mauara Derrane and CervicalCheck, the National Screening Programme.
Maura Derrane said; “Regular cervical screening can stop cervical cancer before it starts.” The Pearl of Wisdom is the emblem of cervical cancer prevention. To raise awareness, the IFPA is distributing 20,000 Pearl of Wisdom badges and leaflets around the county.
This is certainly a good cause and spreading the word of the facilities available and making these topics open and allowing people to talk will all in turn raise awareness of the campaign. So if you have the Pearl of Wisdom or experience, it really is all about sharing.