Prevent cervical cancer, in a couple of clicks

When Maere Tekanene was diagnosed with cervical cancer in her home country, Kiribati; treatment options were incredibly limited. With support from ACCF, Maere travelled to Australia to receive life-saving treatment. Maere is now the Education Minister in Kiribati and is a

“If it weren’t for cancer, I’d say I had the perfect life. But if it weren’t for cancer, would I even realise this?”

Sam was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2009 when she was 37 years old and had two young children. For Sam, her biggest fear was that cancer would change her relationship with her children who were three and seven at

“Although I haven’t had another child, I am so blessed”

Mareka was diagnosed with cervical cancer when she was 30-years-old and her son, Harry, had just turned two. Mareka explains that due to her diagnosis and the stage of her cancer, she was given the option of a radical trachelectomy,

Cervical cancer and motherhood

“Being a mum is all I ever wanted, and I had started to think it would never happen” For many women, becoming a mother is something they’ve waited their whole life for. It’s often equally as exciting as it is

How many sausage sizzles to get to Bhutan?

In February 2014 Delia Beattie was diagnosed with cervical cancer. After going through treatment, including surgery, Delia and her friend Jenny decided to step out of their comfort zone and give back to a cause so close to their hearts.

Trekking the Land of Happiness

“Bhutan is the flea between two elephants: India and China,” says our local tour guide to help us find our bearings – a helpful hint after landing in Paro, the world’s most challenging airport surrounded by peaks as high as

Old and New Pals in Nepal

I can clearly remember the lump that formed in my throat when I heard about the earthquakes that hit Nepal earlier this year. My chest grew heavy as I thought of all the beautiful people I had gotten to know

Share your story & save a life

“Where am I in my life right now? Still healing & waiting. Waiting for a scan that will determine the current status of my cancer, and what is planned for my future. The emotional struggles I have faced cannot be

Dancing our way through Kiribati

This September, I had the pleasure of travelling with 14 young girls to the island nation of Kiribati. Not having travelled with a 16 year old girl since I was one myself, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. However,

New Blog!

This blog will cover everything from ACCF’s travel adventures in developing countries to health tips on how to protecting yourself or the women in your life against cervical cancer. Stay tuned for our upcoming blogs on Kiribati, Bhutan and Nepal

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