Our Programs in the Southern U.S.
Cervical Cancer Awareness Day
Every January since 2017, Cancer Pathways and its partners have organized in-person and virtual events to convene state representatives, cancer survivors, medical professionals and community members to raise awareness about cervical cancer.
In early January 2022, Senate Resolution 396 was passed in the Georgia Senate in support of our work and to formally recognize January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Our next Cervical Cancer Awareness Day is January 19, 2023.
HPV Awareness Day
Starting March 2021, Cancer Pathways and its Georgia partners have hosted an HPV Awareness Day event to bring together medical professionals, survivors, legislators, and community members to discuss HPV-associated cancers and the HPV vaccination as cancer prevention. We are part of the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium’s HPV workgroup. In 2020 and 2022, we were recognized as a Georgia HPV Champion for our work in the Southern United States. We invite you to view a recording of Georgia’s 1st annual HPV Awareness Day event in 2021.
Two Georgia House Resolutions, in support of our work, were adopted in mid-March 2022: HR 988 and HR 1019. House Resolution 988 formally recognizes March 24, 2022 as HPV Awareness Day and summarizes the body of work we engage in. House Resolution 1019 recognizes this same day as HPV Cancer Awareness Day to bring additional attention to the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer.
Heat map: Participation in Georgia’s Cervical Cancer and HPV Awareness Days
Girl Scouts ‘Healthy Summit’
For four consecutive years, we have partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta to host an annual wellness summit focused on cancer prevention and healthy behaviors. We focus on ways to cultivate a healthy body, healthy skin, healthy lungs, and a healthy mind. We partner with medical experts and other cancer organizations to provide education and empowering tools so the girl scouts can earn a badge.
Our next Healthy Day Summit will be in April 2023.
Healthy Athens Day
The first annual Healthy Athens Day was hosted at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The event featured local agencies and organizations, including Cancer Pathways, promoting health and fitness through information, services, and food trucks.
Cancer Pathways provided educational materials on cancer support and prevention, as well as HPV vaccine status checks for all eligible youth. We also provided referral information to Clarke County Health Department and Hilsman Student Health Center, where individuals can access the vaccine in their community. We completed nearly 30 HPV vaccine checks for youth at Healthy Athens Day.