The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) works in Australia to enhance and protect women’s health, and to help eliminate cervical cancer through vaccination and screening. Working to support women and their families in Australia who are affected by cervical cancer, their vital message is shared and reinforced through community awareness and school programs.
Every year 280,000 women will die from cervical cancer around the world. It is one of the most serious diseases on earth, and it is also one of the most preventable.
Since 2007, the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation has been dedicated to creating awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention in Australia through Community Awareness and school programs offering education and information about the vaccine for young boys and girls.
The Cervical Cancer Awareness Program for Schools (CCAPS), supported by Hyundai Help for Kids, offers a free education seminar at schools around the country to increase knowledge of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the known cause of cervical cancer in women. The program is aimed at school students aged 11-18 yrs and provides potentially life-saving information about cervical cancer and the best ways to prevent it.
Passionate and fully trained presenters give students and teachers an understanding of HPV, as well as information about cervical cancer and other cancers caused by HPV in both males and females. CCAPS also covers how HPV-related cancers can be prevented, information about the Gardasil® vaccine, and how people can help in the ACCF’s mission to eliminate cervical cancer in Australia.