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CNN’s New Hero Los Angelino Patrica Gordon MD

September 10, 2021 GMT
Patricia Gordon, M.D. has been named CNN's new hero for her global impact in Cervical Cancer Prevention
Patricia Gordon, M.D. has been named CNN's new hero for her global impact in Cervical Cancer Prevention
Patricia Gordon, M.D. has been named CNN's new hero for her global impact in Cervical Cancer Prevention

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Click Here to Watch Her CNN Heroes Feature! Founder of CureCervicalCancer Patricia Gordon MD is recognized as a CNN hero for her global impact in preventing cervical cancer in resource limited countries.

Cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable yet it claims the lives of over 350,000 women each year. A staggering 90% of these women live in limited resource countries where they have no access to the most basic preventative screening and treatment. Nine years ago, Patricia Gordon MD launched CureCervicalCancer in response to this global epidemic.

CureCervicalCancer is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which has:

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  • Screened over 155,000 women and treated over 8500 women for cervical cancer
  • Established 100+ permanent screening and treatment clinics
  • Trained 650+ healthcare professionals and 230+ community health educators
  • Our network of clinics operates in 10 countries including China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam

Dr. Gordon was selected as a CNN hero because she embodies what the CNN Heroes’ program is all about: “Everyday people changing the world”. Reflecting on her motivation to start CureCervicalCancer, she shares, “After practicing radiation oncology in Beverly Hills for 27 consecutive years and being a women’s health champion, I just wanted to do more. My proudest medical achievement is starting CureCervicalCancer and making a real difference in the lives of women around the world who need it most.”

The CNN profile of Dr. Gordon follows her and the CureCervicalCancer team from their Los Angeles headquarters to western Kenya where she has partnered with 15 local hospitals to build clinics equipped with trained clinicians and equipment to provide free cervical cancer screening and treatment.

Click Here to Watch Her CNN Heroes Feature!

About CureCervicalCancer
CureCervicalCancer (CCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer for the women around the world who need it most. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://www.curecervicalcancer.org/donate.

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SOURCE CureCervical Cancer