The invention of a life saving vaccination is enabling children around the world to be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a virus that leads to cervical cancer, oral cancers and other sexually transmitted diseases. However, in South Africa where the disease is fatally common the high cost of the vaccine is a huge obstacle.
Thousands of South African women die from this preventable disease. Current estimates indicate that every year, in South Africa, 5743 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3027 die from the disease. Dance for a Cure is committed to make a difference.
Dance for a Cure is a Non Profit Organization whose main objective is to raise the awareness of cervical cancer in South Africa and to raise funds to vaccinate children and young women against HPV, thereby preventing the disease that is known as the silent killer.
Dance for a Cure was established in 2007 and we have continued to extend our reach each year, vaccinating more children than the year before.