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Dr. Donnica Accepts Women in Government Presidential Leadership Award

(WASHINGTON, D.C.--11/16/07)- The non-profit national organization Women in Government presented one of its Presidential Leadership Awards to Dr. Donnica Moore today at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Dr. Donnica and 11 other recipients for their efforts to end cervical cancer education, prevention, and a commitment to end cervical cancer deaths in the United States in our lifetime.

"I am honored to be recognized by Women in Government, a group whose educational efforts--in cervical cancer prevention and in many other women's health initiatives--I have long admired," said Dr. Donnica. "To be included in the same grouping as these other distinguished honorees is humbling, as well as empowering: I am confident, that with the concerted efforts of such committed individuals and organizations, we will be able to realize the goal of eliminating cervical cancer deaths in the US in our lifetime."

Women in Government, a non-profit, bi-partisan organization representing women state legislators in the United States launched the "Challenge to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Campaign" in 2004, which engages state legislators nationwide in policy and awareness initiatives to advance cervical cancer prevention. To date, all 50 states have introduced and/or enacted legislation or resolutions aimed at cervical cancer elimination. In conjunction with its annual Cervical Cancer Summit, the organization presents its Presidential Leadership Awards to honor individuals and groups that are advancing efforts to eliminate cervical cancer in the United States and worldwide.

Dr. Donnica's efforts in cervical cancer education and prevention are evident in her HPV and Cervical Cancer Center on her popular women's health information website, www.DrDonnica.com. In addition, she has been the physician spokesperson for the Make the Commitment HPV and cervical cancer awareness program and has done numerous television interviews on this topic including on ABC's "Good Morning America", ABC's "The View", and most recently on "The Tyra Banks Show".

Other awardees included the National Lieutenant Governors Association, which has been involved in a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its link to cervical cancer; the Coalition of Labor Union Women for their Cervical Cancer Prevention Works program; the All Ireland Cancer Foundation; the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pre-Teen Vaccine Campaign; the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council; former Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Feldman; Delaware gynecologist Dr. Estelle Whitney; Indiana Senator Connie Lawson; Utah Representative Karen Morgan; Virginia Delegate Jeion Ward; and cervical cancer survivor Allison Hicks, who has created The Hicks Foundation, to raise money for cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination programs for women in Vermont.

Created: 11/26/2007  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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