Know the Big 5 and Thrive

September is gynecological cancer awareness month and SCF is spreading the word about gynecological cancers: ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Please join us throughout the month to raise awareness and learn more about gynecological cancers.

Gynecological cancers can be uncomfortable or even embarrassing subjects to discuss. SCF is raising awareness about, and removing the stigma associated with, discussing female health issues. Let’s open the lines of communication and help all women feel comfortable discussing gynecological issues with their medical providers and with each other. All women have a shared responsibility with medical providers to make informed decisions about their health. Download the Know the Big 5 and Thrive informational guide here. If you still feel uncomfortable having the conversation, there is also a discussion card available designed to help women discuss gynecological cancer prevention with their provider, which can be found here.


For questions about the events,

contact the VNPCC Wellness Center.

(907) 631-7630

Gynecological Cancer Resource Event

Thursday, Sept. 12
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
VNPCC lobby

Meet with Southcentral Foundation and community resource programs that are available for those currently going through treatment.

Gynecological Cancer Workshop
Guest speaker Dr. Melissa Hardesty

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Registration required. Click here to register online. Contact the Wellness Center for more information.

Wear Teal and Walk Week

Sept. 24 – 27

Wear teal and walk all week to raise awareness for gynecological cancers. Take a selfie and tag us on social media using #KnowTheBig5andThrive.

Ask Me Why I’m Wearing Teal signs and conversation scripts available here if you want to help raise awareness of gynecological cancers.

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