National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2021 will be held November 8-14 2021. The theme of the week will build on last year’s message and encourage women aged 25-74 that it is “Time to Catch Up”. With the uncertainty and impact of the pandemic, more and more women (and those with a cervix) have fallen behind in keeping up-to-date with their Cervical Screening this year. We hope to raise awareness during 8-14 November 2021 that will build on the World Health Organisation’s Vision of a world where cervical cancer is eliminated as a public health problem by 2030.
Welcome! This page will be constantly under construction leading up to Awareness Week. Check back regularly as we will be updating daily with the latest activities, links and events.
For further info please contact Sylvia Gett
How can I get involved?
When? Monday 8 November 2021 AEDT 1-2pm ( 12-1pm Brisbane)
Conquering Cervical Cancer – the role of the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
To acknowledge Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, the VCCC Alliance invites you to join Liz Ham, Health Promotion Manager from the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF), Laura Philpott, Program Coordinator, Hedland Well Women’s Centre WA, and Christine Walters, cervical cancer survivor, for a special presentation on the impact of a cervical cancer diagnosis and the inequities that exist in ensuring access to preventative measures.
This presentation will provide information about the steps being taken to increase screening and vaccination rates and the support available for those living with cervical cancer through the ACCF.
For more information visit www.vcccalliance.org.au/events/mll-cervical-cancer-awareness-week/
When? Wednesday 10 November AEDT 7.30pm ( 6.30pm – Brisbane)
ACCF and, our Gold sponsors for Awareness Week 2021, Hologic are delighted to present a special fundraising virtual screening of the documentary film, Conquering Cancer, Making History by Eliminating Cancer Everywhere.
Watch this empowering film together, online, from the comforts of your own home. Join us after the film for an interactive, Q&A with panel guests Cervical Cancer Survivor Chrissy Walters and our own National Health Promotions Manager Liz Ham.
This is a LIVE event, so it will begin at the scheduled screening time, just like a regular cinema, please be sure to be logged onto the stream and ready to join the screening.
This is a fundraising event – a portion of every ticket will include a donation. Thank you for your support.
To purchase your tickets select Get Access Now. Select your ticket type, register and follow the prompts to purchase your ticket.
About the film
Can you imagine a world without cancer? For the first time in human history, the elimination of a cancer – cervical cancer – is possible. Eliminating this preventable disease is already a remarkable Australian success story. Now we must make it a global reality.
An action of this scale has the power to shape history, a movement so forceful it is referred to as a ‘moonshot’. When NASA sent man to the moon we were presented with a literal moonshot, but Conquering Cancer is not a journey to the moon, it is a journey to the future.
Travelling from Australia to Malaysia; Zambia to the USA; Colombia to Switzerland, you’ll meet the inspiring women who have faced cervical cancer head on. Their stories are full of wisdom, determination and heart, and their triumph will give you hope for a cervical cancer free world.
Conquering Cancer is definitive film with a soaring ambition: to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer for every woman and girl. It will show you what needs to be done to achieve this incredible feat and save the lives of an estimated 62 million women.
More information on the Conquering Cancer Campaign
Remember: No idea is too big or small. We want to see you get creative and have fun with your fundraising! If you’re not sure where to start, check out our selection of different ways to fundraise by clicking here
Become a Community Champion
Sign up as a Community Champion and receive a wrist strap with a QR code that you can use to help spread the word about ACCF whilst raising vital funds.
To sign up or to learn more please contact Elizabeth.Rayment@accf.org.au
Natasha Gan, iconic Australian fashion designer, has partnered with ACCF in support of Cervical Cancer Awareness. Natasha Gan has fashion for everyone and will tailor clothing to suit your body. Buy a full priced Natasha Gan item from 24 October until 30 November and $15 from each item sold will go towards ACCF Support Services. Please enter the code “Cervical Cancer Awareness” to ensure that $15 from each sale is allocated to Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation.
Don’t forget to take a picture and tag ACCF and Natasha Gan on Social media!
Up until the end of November, you can show the world your support for cervical cancer awareness by painting your nails with Vanessa Ivy’s signature colour. Vanessa Ivy is again our Polish for a Purpose Partner. Be screened and preened: paint your nails with their signature Summer colour and all profits will go towards ACCF support service for those affected by cervical cancer.
Profits from the sale of Vanessa Ivy’s products will enable ACCF to either fully vaccinate a girl against HPV in a developing country or send a Support Pack to a woman diagnosed with cervical cancer in Australia. You have the choice to purchase the single bottle of Screened & Preened or the nail polish and Diamond Top Coat set for an even more glamorous finish. You can purchase via the below links.
Don’t forget to share pictures of your painted nails with us and Vanessa Ivy on social media!
Sign up to #ThePreventionPact
ACCF has partnered with HealthMatch to launch #ThePreventionPact. Cervical cancer screening saves lives. Join the pact & commit to staying on top of your screening. By signing up & getting 3 friends to commit, you could also be in the running for some pretty fab prizes. Click here to find out more and sign up.
Whether you would like posters or images to use and share on social media, all your Awareness Week files can be found right here on our downloadable resource page.
Get the Text
Life is busy and some people just simply forget to get their Cervical Screening Test. Sign up to ACCF’s FREE SMS Reminder service called Get the Text, and you will receive a text message when you may be due for your next screening. Click here to sign up.
Australian cities shine brightly in support of Cervical Cancer Awareness
From Adelaide Oval to Telstra Tower, landmarks all over Australia will glow orange to show their collective support for National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2021. We thank all the landmarks and authorities who get involved each year!
Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation would like to give special thanks to our valued partners