In the waning hours of January 2010, I want to bring attention to the Pearl of Wisdom Campaign.
This being the last day of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, I encourage you to please spend two minutes reviewing (or learning) key facts about the prevention of cervical cancer in 2010.
One easy way is to visit the website for the global Pearl of Wisdom campaign.
On the website, you'll read about the "Pearl Pledge." The organization behind the website has set a goal of getting 4,070 pledges before Mother’s Day on May 9, 2010.
"Why 4070?" you might ask. Because that is the number of women who were expected to die from cervical cancer in 2009.
4070 is a low number when talking about how many people would benefit from taking the Pearl Pledge.
4070 is a number that is way too high when it comes to lives lost from a preventable disease that is also easy to detect at a pre-cancerous state and at an early stage of cancer.
So if not for yourself, do it for the women you love: Talk about taking the Pearl Pledge.