February honors parents, encourages early cervical cancer detection

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The month of February has been dedicated to early detection of cervical cancer and to appreciating each parent’s leadership skills.

Last week, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres proclaimed the entire month of February Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and Parent Leadership Month to urge all women to discuss the causes of cervical cancer and to discuss early prevention and treatment; and also to celebrate parents for their critical leadership in their homes.

For Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Commonwealth Cancer Association has scheduled events all throughout the month.

Last Friday, the association joined TanHoldings for the annual JP Glow Run that raised proceeds that will be donated to the upcoming Marianas March Against Cancer.

On Thursday, Feb. 8, the association will host a cancer survivor’s meeting at the Hyatt Regency Saipan to discuss preventive and detective methods when it comes to cancer.

On Feb. 12, 13, 15, and 16, the association will host HPV vaccination campaigns at the Northern Marianas College from 8am to 12pm.

To end Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the association will host a Cervical Cancer swim/bike/run with partner agencies that will start at 6am on Feb. 24. More details will be announced later.

For Parent Leadership Month, Parents Anonymous will be hosting multiple outreach programs, workshops, and parenting classes on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

On Feb. 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7, Parents Anonymous will be hosting a parent outreach program at the Nutrition Assistance Program center.

Also on Feb. 1 and 8 the group will host a common sense parenting class.

On Feb. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 20, 23, and 26, there will be a Parents Anonymous session at either the Kagman Community Center or the Division of Youth Services office.

On Feb. 9, there will be a Rota Parent Leadership Wave at Teteto Beach starting at 4pm.

On Feb. 16, there will be a Rota Parent Leadership outreach at the Sinapalo Youth Center at 6pm.

Feb. 17 the group will join the Teen Dating Violence Health Walk at the Aquaponic Park on Rota at 6am, followed by an outreach at the Canary Walkathon from 8am to 12pm.

There will also be a Parent Development Workshop from 8am to 12pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center on Feb. 23. The following day, Feb. 24, the same workshop will be held on Tinian at the Tinian Elementary School cafeteria from 8am to 12pm.

To end the month, the group will host an outreach at the Northern Marianas College Health Fair on Feb. 24.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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