FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate – Media, 610-740-3790
CEDAR CREST COLLEGE HOSTS PRESS EVENT FOR LT.GOVERNOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS INITIATIVE
Allentown, PA (October 11, 2006) - Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll and the Pennsylvania Department of Health will bring the National Lieutenant Governor Association’s (NLGA) “Ending Cervical Cancer in Our Lifetime: Make the Connection” campaign to Lehigh County on Thursday, October 12, with a press conference at Cedar Crest College.
Pennsylvania has been chosen, along with nine other states, by the NLGA to increase awareness about cervical cancer and its causes. Lt. Gov. Knoll is leading the initiative in Pennsylvania to spread the word about the connection between cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV).
WHAT: Lt. Gov. Knoll to launch “Ending Cervical Cancer in Our Lifetime: Make the Connection” Campaign
WHEN: Thursday, October 12 @ 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:Harmon Hall of Peace, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104
Stader, The Allentown Health Bureau
PA State Rep. Julie Harhart, Lehigh & Northampton County on House Bill 801 (Cervical Cancer Task Force)
Dr. Carol Pulham, Acting President, Cedar Crest College on President Blaney’s battle with cervical cancer
Mr. Larry Stetson, Dep. Secretary for Public Health Programs, PA Department of Health on Cervical Cancer in PA and the burden of the disease
Dr. Martin Martino, Gynecologic Oncology Specialist, Lehigh Valley Hospital, on the background of the disease
Hon. Donald Cunningham – Lehigh County Executive
Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll, N.E. Regional Chair - National Lt.Governor’s Association (NLGA) on NLGA’s role
CONTACT:Allison Benner, College Relations Associate – Media 610.740.3790 (office) or 610.428.8207 (mobile)