Our mission is to create different fun activities and provide screenings at the venues. Thereby reducing the rate of death through Cervical Cancer. Remember, one screening a year keeps the disease away.
IRIE VIBES: PREVENTIVE MOVEMENT AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER.
The importance of the cervix:
The Cervix is the lower part of the uterus. Some call it the neck of the womb. During childbirth, the cervix widens to allow the baby out. It also allows sperm through to the uterus and allows menstrual fluid out from the uterus.
The cervix is vulnerable to several health conditions, such as chronic inflammation, polyps, dysplasia, and cancer.
Sadly, these health conditions rarely give you signs in the early stages and can be causing havoc to the cervix for up to 15years before invasive Cervical cancer develops. This is why it’s very important to constantly check your cervix at least once a year, by doing a pap smear or the Acetic Acid/HPV test. These tests identify cervical changes before they become cancerous.
Kindly note that cervical changes can be treated, but when they become cancerous it leads to death! Cancer of the Cervix
Cancer of the cervix is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women worldwide: Second only to cancer of the breast. The estimated new cancer cervix cases per year are 500,000 of which 79% occur in the developing countries including Nigeria. Cancer of cervix occupies either the top rank or second among cancers in women in the developing countries, whereas in the affluent countries cancer cervix does not even find a place in the top 5 leading cancers in women. Simply because they have included regular free Screenings in public health care.
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Lucia Ikediashi also known as Shimmers, is a staunch advocate for cervical cancer awareness and prevention. Since 2012 , she has used themed events to provide the solution to end death by cervical cancer, which is by annual checks done for free at the event venue.
Lucia is the C.E.O / Creative Producer for Shimmers Services and Founder of Irie Vibes Fest.
Award winner, Best Domestic
Tourism Promoter 2021.
Award Nominee, Top 50 women, Tourism and Travel in Africa.
Both by the prestigious, Travellers Awards and Akwaaba, Initiatives of Ambassador Ikechi Uko.
Connect with her @shimmers_services @lucia_shimmers @irievibes_fest
Omotola Ibeh is an event consultant, administrator and hospitality manager with over 10 years experience. Omotola has worked with both local and international events/ festival and many more……she studied Economics at Lagos state University. Omotola is the C.E.O of 09:16 Enterprises, an event consultancy firm, and partner of the live saving awareness event Irie Vibes.
She is currently the event officer at Freedom Park Lagos.
Connect with her @0916enterprises @Omotolaibeh