No More women should die of cervical cancer.
To this end, WORD has teamed up with Sew Hope to produce a documentary short film about a group of U.S. med students, and volunteers who are implementing a cervical cancer prevention program in the Peten region of Guatemala, in the hopes of finding methods that can be used to save lives around the world. The title of this film is, “No More: A Story of Hope in Eradicating Cervical Cancer”
Sew Hope is a great non-profit in Toledo, OH that is dedicated to helping the families of the Peten region in Guatemala. This month, Sew Hope undertook one of it’s most ambitious goals to date. For the entire month of February, Sew Hope sent a team of volunteers to man a mobile cervical cancer screening unit that made it’s way around the remote Peten region with the goal of administering over 1000 pap test. The team of volunteers consisted of a group of US med students, an OB/GYN, and a cytotechnologist. One of the things that made this effort so unique, was having a cytotechnologist on hand to give results of the pap tests to these women, the same day as their exam. If the results of the test show that treatment is necessary, the patient can be treated within the mobile clinic that same day as well. In such a remote area, with limited infrastructure, this is a key to the programs success. Sew Hope’s idea behind the 1000 paps campaign is to create plan to eradicate cervical cancer in this area, and beyond.
During the 1000 paps campaign, WORD sent a small film crew (Chad Braham and Nate Manahan) to travel together with this volunteer team and document their stories, and the stories of the women and families effected by this deadly, yet preventable disease. The films objective is to raise awareness about cervical cancer, and how important the prevention of this disease is. We want the audience to be empowered to take charge of their own health, and to be motivated to make a difference; in their own community, and in a place like Peten.
To learn more about the film, “No More” and to follow updates about the film as it produced, go to: NoMoreTheMovie.com
Finally, we need your help telling the important message of this documentary and hope that you’ll consider assisting us by:
- Linking the “No More” trailer included above to your Facebook page, Twitter Stream, or even just emailing the link to someone you think may be interested in the project.
- Consider donating to the project at our site.
- Do you have a group or organization who might be interested in sponsoring the film, in exchange for a mention in the end-credit of the film and on the film’s website? Contact us and let us know.
“No More” aims to show that cervical cancer can and should be completely eradicated from all nations… Cervical cancer should be No More.